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Creating an Organizational Model to Support Advanced Practice

Ackerman, Michael H. DNS, RN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP; Mick, Diane PhD, RN, FNAP; Witzel, Pat RN, MS, MBA, NEA-BC

Journal of Nursing Administration: February 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 2 - p 63-68
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181cb9f71

The growing number of advanced practice providers in hospital systems has necessitated the establishment of centralized coordinating centers to manage core functions related to regulatory requirements and credentialing and to provide resources for research and evidence-based practice and practice model innovation. The Margaret D. Sovie Center for Advanced Practice was created at the University of Rochester Medical Center to meet these demands of more than 350 nurse practitioners. The authors describe the structure and functions of the center.

Authors' Affiliations: Director, Sovie Center for Advanced Practice (Dr Ackerman), Chief Nursing Officer (Ms Witzel), University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital; Associate Professor (Dr Mick), Wegmans School of Nursing, St John Fisher College, Rochester, New York.

Corresponding author: Dr Ackerman, Box 619-13, 601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642 (

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