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Systematically Building a Model to Support and Unify Advanced Practice Providers

Waldrop, Julee, DNP, PNP, FAANP, FAAN; Heinl, Valerie, MS, RN, CNL; Mestas, Lisa, MSN, RN; Davis, S. Noelle, MSN, BC-AGACNP; Gore, Lisa, MSN, NNP; Chason, D. Nicole, MSN, BC-AGACNP

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: January 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 1 - p 9–11
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000700
Departments: Spotlight on Clinical Care

Nursing leaders at the University of South Alabama (USA) Health collaborated to explore the need for a structured practice model for advanced practice providers (APP). The goal of this collaboration was to create an organizational structure where APPs could thrive clinically and professionally.

Author Affiliations: Professor (Dr Waldrop), School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Nurse Manager (Ms Heinl), Associate Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer (Ms Mestas), Nurse Practitioner, Trauma Critical Care (Ms Davis), Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Intensive Care (Ms Gore), Nurse Practitioner, Neurosurgery (Ms Chason), University of South Alabama Health System, Mobile.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr. Waldrop, School of Nursing, UNC-CH, CB 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460 (

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