Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship 2022-2023
The Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer institute offers a one-year pediatric palliative care fellowship for a qualified nurse practitioner (PNP or FNP) within the Harvard Interprofessional Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship Program. The fellowship is designed to develop skills in areas of palliative care such as pain and symptom management, facilitation of goals of care conversations, and psychosocial support for patients with all types of life-threatening illnesses and conditions.  We work with patients in oncology, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, neonatology, solid organ transplant, metabolism, genetics, etc.  

The nurse practitioner fellow will train alongside two physician fellows and one social work fellow in this unique interprofessional program. The fellowship includes training in inpatient, outpatient, and community palliative care as well as bereavement care. Mentoring by the interdisciplinary team that makes up PACT will enhance the fellow's integration with the didactic portion of the fellowship curriculum.

This fellowship is designed to conform to the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association's Standards for Clinical Practicum in Palliative Nursing for Practicing Professional Nurses, Scope and Standards of Practice, and Competencies for Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses.

Interested candidates should submit:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Official Graduate School Transcript
  3. Personal statement describing your interest in palliative nursing, learning objectives for the fellowship year, and goals for advancing palliative care in the nursing field (500-word limit).
  4. Three letters of recommendation that include at least one clinical and one academic reference.

The application process opens November 1st, 2021 and closes January 3rd, 2022 for the upcoming academic year that begins July 1, 2022. 

For application and more information on the Harvard Interprofessional Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship Program visit:

For questions and to submit supplemental application materials, email the Fellowship Director, Jenna Freitas at:  

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children's Hospital's mission is to provide the highest quality health care. It is also the Hospital's mission to enhance the health and wellbeing of the children and families in our local community. In support of this mission, Children's strives to be the leading source of research and discovery, seeking new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases as well as to educate the next generation of leaders in child health. 
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.