Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders: Nurse Practitioner Students Partnering with Managed Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150070
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders: Nurse Practitioner Students Partnering with Managed Care
Abstract:
Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders: Nurse Practitioner Students Partnering with Managed Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Hayes, Eileen F., PhD, APRN-BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Massachusetts
Title:Assistant Professor, Advisor & Coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Purpose: From 1999-2001 the Partnerships for Quality Education and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported a collaboration between the Nurse Practitioner (NP) program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Nursing and Health New England Health Plan (HNE), Springfield, MA and its affiliated clinical sites. This paper describes the outcomes of this partnership and model for enhancing NP program curricula. Method: Within the context of a research seminar, NP students were divided among three educational intervention groups with varying extent of access to managed care theory, administrative and clinical experiences within the HNE plan. Data Analysis, Findings and Implications: Qualitative analysis and scores of students’ perceptions of managed care competency and attitudes towards managed care revealed a greatly expanded understanding of managed care that challenged previous beliefs among the full intervention group which benefited from classroom, intensive administrative experiences and a year long preceptorship in managed care settings. This group reported greater satisfaction with project participation, developed mentoring relationships, had unique “behind the scenes” experiences in an MCO, and an unprecedented opportunity to develop their leadership skills in articulating the NP role to a managed care organization (MC0). They more fully interacted with the “human face” of managed care and learned that a collaborative, rather than an adversarial relationship with an MCO produces better outcomes for patients and providers, lessons that facilitated their transition to the NP role, and continue to guide their practice as graduates two years later.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMentoring Tomorrow's Leaders: Nurse Practitioner Students Partnering with Managed Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150070-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders: Nurse Practitioner Students Partnering with Managed Care</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hayes, Eileen F., PhD, APRN-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Massachusetts</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor, Advisor &amp; Coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">efhayes@nursing.umass.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: From 1999-2001 the Partnerships for Quality Education and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported a collaboration between the Nurse Practitioner (NP) program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Nursing and Health New England Health Plan (HNE), Springfield, MA and its affiliated clinical sites. This paper describes the outcomes of this partnership and model for enhancing NP program curricula. Method: Within the context of a research seminar, NP students were divided among three educational intervention groups with varying extent of access to managed care theory, administrative and clinical experiences within the HNE plan. Data Analysis, Findings and Implications: Qualitative analysis and scores of students&rsquo; perceptions of managed care competency and attitudes towards managed care revealed a greatly expanded understanding of managed care that challenged previous beliefs among the full intervention group which benefited from classroom, intensive administrative experiences and a year long preceptorship in managed care settings. This group reported greater satisfaction with project participation, developed mentoring relationships, had unique &ldquo;behind the scenes&rdquo; experiences in an MCO, and an unprecedented opportunity to develop their leadership skills in articulating the NP role to a managed care organization (MC0). They more fully interacted with the &ldquo;human face&rdquo; of managed care and learned that a collaborative, rather than an adversarial relationship with an MCO produces better outcomes for patients and providers, lessons that facilitated their transition to the NP role, and continue to guide their practice as graduates two years later.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:15:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:15:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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