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Recommendations for Nurse Practitioner Residency Programs

Brown, Kameka PhD, MBA, MS, FNP; Poppe, Anne MS, RN; Kaminetzky, Catherine MD, MPH; Wipf, Joyce MD; Woods, Nancy Fugate PhD, RN, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000117
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The purpose of this study was to identify and prioritize critical aspects needed in the design and execution of new nurse practitioner (NP) residency programs. Subjects answered a series of questions on formulating residency programs and on key outcomes and cost measures related to their sustainability. These results serve as potential guideposts for future work in NP residency standardization and sustainability development.

Author Affiliations: Nurse Practitioner and Director (Dr Brown), Evaluation Coordinator (Ms Poppe), and Physician Director (Dr Wipf), Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education, and Director of Education (Dr Kaminetzky), VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington; Clinical and Assistant Professor (Dr Brown), Professor and Dean Emeritus (Dr Woods), and Clinical Instructor (Ms Poppe), School of Nursing, and Assistant Professor (Dr Kaminetzky), and Professor (Dr Wipf), School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle.

Dr Brown is now an Associate Chief Nurse for Primary Care - Northern California VA.

This study was funded by a grant from Veteran Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations.

The views presented in this article are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Health Administration, or any of the authors’ employers or affiliations.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Brown, 1660 S Columbian Way, S-123-COE, Seattle, WA 98108 (

Accepted for publication: October 15, 2014

Published ahead of print: December 10, 2014

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