An Academic Based Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program: A Pilot Program to Ease Nurse Practitioner Transition to Practice
Repository Posting Date2016-03-17T11:56:36Z
Author DetailsHilary Morgan, PhD, CNM; Michelle Edmonds, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE
Lead Author Sigma AffliationLambda Rho-at-Large
Purpose: 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.
Methods: Effectiveness of the Fellowship was determined by the scores obtained on the Nurse Practitioner Role Transition Scale, administered before and after the Fellowship.
Findings: FNP graduates overwhelmingly supported the value of the program and felt it helped ease their transition from RN to NP