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Pioneering a primary care adult nurse practitioner interprofessional fellowship
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
  • Rebecca Brienza
  • Jaclyn Conelius, Fairfield University
  • Jill Edwards
  • Emily Meyer
  • Susan A. Zapatka
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations funded 5 Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education. The West Haven site pioneered the first post-master's adult nurse practitioner (NP) interprofessional fellowship to address the gap in NP education. The experiences of the initial cohort were captured through semistructured interviews. Qualitative analysis revealed 4 common themes: (1) bridging into professional practice, (2) expanded appreciation of health professionals' roles, (3) commitment to interprofessional teamwork, and (4) the necessity of mentorship. The initial findings suggest that post-master's adult NP interprofessional fellowship programs are an essential "next step" for new NPs.
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Published Citation
Brienza, Rebecca, Conelius, Jaclyn, Edwards, Jill, Meyer, Emily, and Zapatka, Susan A., . "Pioneering a primary care adult nurse practitioner interprofessional fellowship." The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 10.6 (2014): 378-386. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.03.018
DOI
10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.03.018
Citation Information
Rebecca Brienza, Jaclyn Conelius, Jill Edwards, Emily Meyer, et al.. "Pioneering a primary care adult nurse practitioner interprofessional fellowship" The Journal for Nurse Practitioners Vol. 10 Iss. 6 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaclyn_conelius/7/