An Academic-Based Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program: A Pilot Project Designed to Ease Nurse Practitioner Transition to Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603019
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Academic-Based Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program: A Pilot Project Designed to Ease Nurse Practitioner Transition to Practice
Other Titles:
Nursing Student Involvement in Nursing Education [Session]
Author(s):
Morgan, Hilary S.; Edmonds, Michelle L.; Edmonds, Michelle L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Rho-at-Large
Author Details:
Hilary S. Morgan, ARNP, CNM, hmorgan@ju.edu; Michelle L. Edmonds, FNP-BC, CNE
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Graduate nurse practitioners (NPs) face numerous challenges transitioning from registered nurse to advanced practice nurse.  They may struggle with role identification, communication and teamwork as well as other professional issues.  Nurse practitioner residency programs have been developed at a few locations across the country.  These programs are rare and generally found only at larger organizations.  Because many NPs are hired individually in small practice settings, NP faculty at a small private university in northeast Florida developed an academic based Nurse Practitioner Fellowship designed to ease the transition to practice for graduating NPs.  A theoretical framework titled From Limbo to Legitimacy was used to develop the program.  This model consists of four major categories: Laying the Foundation, Launching, Meeting the Challenge and Broadening the Perspective.  Subcategories include negotiating the bureaucracy feeling like an imposter, gaining confidence.  Nurse practitioner faculty used the model to identify three themes that informed the curriculum for the fellowship: evidence based practice, communication and teamwork, and professional development.  The Nurse Practitioner Fellowship will begin within one month of graduation from an NP program and consist of meeting one evening per month as well as non-synchronous online discussions.  The expected duration of the program is four months.  Subject matter will include negotiations, scope of practice, billing, credentialing, measuring outcomes, and specific patient scenarios.  Participants will be free to bring forth any issues or topics that present while practicing.  It is expected that participants will be at various stages of transition as some may be still seeking NP employment whereas others will have already begun practicing as an NP.  Success of the program is measured through use of three instruments administered at the program’s start and end.  The first instrument is a demographic questionnaire that evaluates the participant’s age, gender, race, highest educational level, years working as an RN and specialty setting as an RN.  The second instrument is the Casey Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey (Casey et al., 2004). This survey evaluates role transition and consists of five sections: demographic information, skills, procedure performance including assessment of comfort/confidence, organizing–prioritizing ability, perceived support, patient safety, personal stress, communication leadership, professional satisfaction, and job satisfaction.  The last instrument measures job satisfaction and uses the McCloskey Mueller Satisfaction Scale (1990). This instrument is a multidimensional questionnaire measures satisfaction in 8 domains: satisfaction with extrinsic rewards, scheduling, family/work balance, co-workers, interaction, professional opportunities, praise/recognition, and control/responsibility.
Keywords:
Nurse practitioner; Transition to practice; Role transition
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15D17
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAn Academic-Based Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program: A Pilot Project Designed to Ease Nurse Practitioner Transition to Practiceen
dc.title.alternativeNursing Student Involvement in Nursing Education [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Hilary S.en
dc.contributor.authorEdmonds, Michelle L.en
dc.contributor.authorEdmonds, Michelle L.en
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Rho-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsHilary S. Morgan, ARNP, CNM, hmorgan@ju.edu; Michelle L. Edmonds, FNP-BC, CNEen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603019en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Graduate nurse practitioners (NPs) face numerous challenges transitioning from registered nurse to advanced practice nurse.  They may struggle with role identification, communication and teamwork as well as other professional issues.  Nurse practitioner residency programs have been developed at a few locations across the country.  These programs are rare and generally found only at larger organizations.  Because many NPs are hired individually in small practice settings, NP faculty at a small private university in northeast Florida developed an academic based Nurse Practitioner Fellowship designed to ease the transition to practice for graduating NPs.  A theoretical framework titled From Limbo to Legitimacy was used to develop the program.  This model consists of four major categories: Laying the Foundation, Launching, Meeting the Challenge and Broadening the Perspective.  Subcategories include negotiating the bureaucracy feeling like an imposter, gaining confidence.  Nurse practitioner faculty used the model to identify three themes that informed the curriculum for the fellowship: evidence based practice, communication and teamwork, and professional development.  The Nurse Practitioner Fellowship will begin within one month of graduation from an NP program and consist of meeting one evening per month as well as non-synchronous online discussions.  The expected duration of the program is four months.  Subject matter will include negotiations, scope of practice, billing, credentialing, measuring outcomes, and specific patient scenarios.  Participants will be free to bring forth any issues or topics that present while practicing.  It is expected that participants will be at various stages of transition as some may be still seeking NP employment whereas others will have already begun practicing as an NP.  Success of the program is measured through use of three instruments administered at the program’s start and end.  The first instrument is a demographic questionnaire that evaluates the participant’s age, gender, race, highest educational level, years working as an RN and specialty setting as an RN.  The second instrument is the Casey Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey (Casey et al., 2004). This survey evaluates role transition and consists of five sections: demographic information, skills, procedure performance including assessment of comfort/confidence, organizing–prioritizing ability, perceived support, patient safety, personal stress, communication leadership, professional satisfaction, and job satisfaction.  The last instrument measures job satisfaction and uses the McCloskey Mueller Satisfaction Scale (1990). This instrument is a multidimensional questionnaire measures satisfaction in 8 domains: satisfaction with extrinsic rewards, scheduling, family/work balance, co-workers, interaction, professional opportunities, praise/recognition, and control/responsibility.en
dc.subjectNurse practitioneren
dc.subjectTransition to practiceen
dc.subjectRole transitionen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:41:35Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:41:35Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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