Got a dream? Get a fellowship.

By Sarah Towery MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC
Director of Nursing Education and Professional Development
Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to practice nursing in a different specialty? Some nurses latch onto a specialty that becomes their lifetime mission. Others want to take on a new challenge in a new area. Which are you?

Ready for something new?

If you’re an experienced registered nurse looking to spread your wings and grow, a fellowship will take you there. We’ve got just what you want at Methodist Dallas Medical Center and offer fellowships in these areas:

  • Emergency department
  • Intensive care unit
  • Neuro critical care
  • Operating room
  • Gastrointestinal lab
  • Adult medical-surgical
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Labor and delivery
  • Post-anesthesia care unit

As you can see, there are a lot of choices. But the one thing they all have in common is that they take place at a renowned teaching hospital and the flagship of Methodist Health System.

The fellowship offers hands-on learning experience by taking what you already know to expand and apply that knowledge in a new specialty. Our fellowship programs are 12 to 16 weeks of one-to-one precepted time, offering a personalized learning experience. The fellowship is designed to incrementally progress your skills through competency-based learning at a customized pace to suit your needs. Expect to elevate the profession of nursing by collaborating with team members through evidence-based practices.

Why Methodist?

Methodist Dallas is Magnet® designated for nursing excellence. We’re home to one of only three adult Level I Trauma Centers in Dallas County. We are a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV GL, a leading accreditation agency. We have highly renowned adult liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant programs. We’ve received a Grade A Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group®. We’ve also earned the Chest Pain – MI Registry™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology for excellence in heart attack care. Suffice to say, our hospital has earned a prestigious reputation.

We strive to deliver the highest quality healthcare in all departments. In fact, we have designed our fellowship program around the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s standards for a Practice Transition Accredited Program® and are on our journey to achieve ANCC accreditation.

What’s your dream job?

Fellowships are for nurses who want to grow. Let’s say you’ve been working in a medical-surgical unit for a few years, but you’ve always dreamed of being in critical care. A fellowship can make that happen. You can also count on learning from an experienced preceptor who will guide you to acquire additional knowledge and skills to deliver safe, quality care in your new specialty.

You will need support, which is why our nursing practice model is based on relationships. We’re a tightknit group at Methodist Dallas. We take care of each other. Even though we are one of the leading hospitals in North Texas, our culture feels like family — a diverse family at that.

So if you’re looking for professional development and growth, look no further than Methodist Dallas. We’ll guide you into a new specialty, and we’ll walk with you every step of the way.

Want to be part of an organization that is committed to the highest standards of care with a team of exceptional nurses? Consider Methodist Health System. Visit us at

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