At the University of Colorado’s APP Fellowship in Child in Adolescent Psychiatry, our mission is to empower the next generation of APPs with the knowledge and skills to provide advanced psychiatric care to make a profound and lasting impact on the lives of children, adolescents, and their families. The APP Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is dedicated to fostering excellence in pediatric psychiatry through comprehensive education, clinical training, and supervision. We are committed to the following principles:
By adhering to these principles, we aspire to graduate competent, compassionate, and culturally sensitive child and adolescent psychiatric APPs who are equipped to address the complex mental health needs of our youngest patients and contribute positively to the field of psychiatry as a whole.
University of Colorado’s APP Fellowship in Child in Adolescent Psychiatry is an optional, post-licensure training program for new graduate PMHNPs interested in advanced training in the subspecialty of child and adolescent psychiatry. The Fellowship is 9 months in duration and will occur at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute (PMHI) at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO. APP Fellows rotate through six departments within PMHI gaining exposure to patients across a broad range of ages and diagnoses. One month of elective allows APP Fellows to return to a department within PMHI of their choosing while integrating additional clinical experiences outside of PMHI. Learning collaboratively with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physician Fellows, APP Fellows will have one half day per week of didactics from experts in child and adolescent psychiatry. Didactic topics include but are not limited to: advanced pharmacotherapy, pharmacogenomics, and neuroscience.
Mollie Gurley, PMHNP-BC
Co-Director of PMHI APP Fellowship
Mollie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and her PMHNP degree at Vanderbilt University and has over 8 years of experience in a wide variety of practice settings including inpatient psychiatry, school-based psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, and community mental health. Mollie is currently in the process of obtaining her DNP from the University of Colorado. Her interests include teaching new graduate PMHNP’s and aiding in their transition to autonomous practice. She also has a role in coordinating clinical experiences at CHCO with the CU College of Nursing for PMHNP students. Her current primary practice location is the inpatient psychiatric unit at PMHI.
Maura Moran, PMHNP-BC
Co-Director of PMHI APP Fellowship
Maura completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford
University and her PMHNP degree at the University of Colorado. Maura is
currently in her 3rd year of her Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Science through
the University of Colorado. Her research interest is in role transition
distress in new graduate nurse practitioners. Her primary practice location is
the Partial Hospitalization Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Contact Us: PMHI.APP.Fellowship@childrenscolorado.org
Sarah Stone, PMHNP-BC
2023 Clark Family Endowed Fellow
Sarah Stone recently graduated from the University of Colorado Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, and previously received two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing from Indiana University and Regis University. She has worked as a nurse for the past 5 years on the Children’s inpatient psychiatric unit. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, snowboarding, and baking. As the 2023 Clark Family Endowed Fellow, Sarah will be attending AACAP’s 70th Annual Meeting in New York.
Robyn Mohr, PMHNP-BC
Robyn worked as a nurse at Children’s Hospital Colorado for over 7 years on both medical and psychiatric units. She completed her PMHNP at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Robyn is excited to transition into the PMHNP Fellowship and continue working in pediatric mental health. For fun, she recently started learning photography and is looking forward to capturing future adventures.
Jena Donnelly, PMHNP-BC
Jena recently graduated from CU Anschutz with her
PMHNP degree, and is currently enrolled in her DNP coursework to focus more
specifically on nursing research and advocacy. She has lived most of
her life in Colorado and enjoys spending her free time with friends and family.
She also enjoys reading, traveling, and being out in nature. While she is not
new to the organization (she has been at Children’s Hospital Colorado for the
past 9 years), she is incredibly excited to join the PMHI team.
Jena recently graduated from CU Anschutz with her PMHNP degree, and is currently enrolled in her DNP coursework to focus more specifically on nursing research and advocacy. She has lived most of her life in Colorado and enjoys spending her free time with friends and family. She also enjoys reading, traveling, and being out in nature. While she is not new to the organization (she has been at Children’s Hospital Colorado for the past 9 years), she is incredibly excited to join the PMHI team.
The next Fellowship start date is May 1, 2024. The following is the application timeline for the May 1, 2024 start date:
Applications for May 2024 Fellowship opens
Application for May 2024 Fellowship due
12/31/2023 at 11:59 pm MST
Early January 2023
Offers are extended
Mid January 2023
February 2023- April 2023
May 1, 2024
To apply for the May 2024 cohort, please attach the following in an email to Mollie Gurley and Maura Moran at PMHI.APP.Fellowship@childrenscolorado.org before 12/31/23 at 11:59 pm MST
Clark Family Endowed Fellow
The Clark Family has generously provided funding for one Clark Family Endowed Fellow per Fellowship cohort. In addition to the honor of being selected, the Clark Family Endowed Fellow will receive a generous stipend to support attendance at a conference/training of their choosing. Applicants selected for the Fellowship will have the opportunity to apply to be the Clark Family Endowed Fellow at a later time.