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Faculty supervision of NP program practicums: A comparison of rural and urban site differences

Kaplan, Louise PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Klein, Tracy PhD, FNP, FAANP, FAAN; Skillman, Susan MS; Andrilla, C. Holly MS

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000484321.06426.fa

Abstract: Results of a survey of NP education programs were analyzed to describe factors influencing clinical placement of students in rural clinical rotations, methods used to evaluate NP students in their clinical rotations, and whether the frequency and type of faculty evaluations differed by urban or rural clinical sites.

Louise Kaplan is the director of the nursing program and an associate professor at Saint Martin's University, Lacey, Wash., and a family nurse practitioner at Tumwater Family Practice Clinic, Tumwater, Wash.

Tracy Klein is an assistant professor at Washington State University College of Nursing, Vancouver, Wash.

Susan Skillman is a deputy director at University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies, Seattle, Wash.

C. Holly Andrilla is a research scientist at University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

This study was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement # U1CRH03712. The information, conclusions, and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the authors and no endorsement by FORHP, HRSA, or HHS is intended or should be inferred.

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