Cardiology APC Fellowship

Cardiology APC Fellowship

Cardiology Fellowship Overview

Program Description

This HealthPartners post-graduate program for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners provides advanced training in Cardiology. The mission of the program is to train highly-qualified Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to become skilled, compassionate, efficient care providers with a focus on systems based practice and population health.  To achieve this goal, the Cardiology APC Fellowship Program engages learners in extensive training in a variety of teaching environments and subspecialties required to be proficient in cardiovascular care at HealthPartners.

Length of Program: 12 months

Class Size: 1

Annual Starting Date: July

Program Mission

Fellowship training allows APCs to refine their knowledge and skills to successfully integrate into the specialty of Cardiology at an accelerated rate compared with on-the-job training. Having advanced clinical knowledge and procedural skills provides the APC with confidence and competence as they integrate into his/her career.



Using the American College of Cardiology APC Competencies as the foundation of study, the APC Fellow will have the opportunity to continue their development of critical thinking skills and interprofessional collaboration for successful practice as a Cardiology APC. The 12-month Fellowship focuses on skills necessary to effectively assess, coordinate, and deliver evidence-based and cost-effective care to adult individuals with cardiovascular conditions. Through SIM, lecture, and journal club, didactic sessions will compliment diverse rotations and hands on experiences.


Cardiology APC Fellows spend a significant portion of their training at Regions Hospital, with rotations to those specialty areas deemed essential for proficiency in Cardiology at HealthPartners. Curriculum and clinical experiences will include management of acute, decompensated cardiovascular conditions in the hospital as well as chronic cardiovascular disease management in the clinic setting.

Clinical rotation schedule (subject to change):

  • Cardiology Clinic
  • Hospital Cardiology Consult service
  • Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP)
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
  • Non-Invasive Imaging
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Time at Partner & Community Hospitals

Program Faculty:

Kim Northwick, NP– Cardiology APC Fellowship Program Director