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J Nurs Adm. 2014 Dec;44(12):625-7. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000138.

Postgraduate nurse practitioner training: what nurse executives need to know.

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Author Affiliation: Associate Clinical Professor, Schools of Nursing and Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Doctor of Nursing Practice Student, College of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.


Nurse executives should be familiar with postgraduate nurse practitioner training programs. Supplemental training opportunities are gaining popularity across the country and are primarily funded by employers interested in recruiting and retaining qualified healthcare professionals. There is considerable variability in program learning objectives, clinical content, and titles used to describe participants' roles. This article offers program descriptions, associated costs, and a call for evidence of their impact on a growing constituent of the healthcare workforce.

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