Author: Esposito-Herr, M.

The Expanding Role of the Nurse Practitioner in an Academic Medical Center and its Impact on Graduate Medical Education

Purpose:¬†Academic medical centers (AMCs) have used nurse practitioners (NPs) for the provision of direct patient care for many years. However, as more NPs are hired to fill in the void created by both the 80-hour work week and the increased demands on attendings’ time, their role has evolved in terms of patient care and graduate […]

Orientation Program for Hospital-Based Nurse Practitioners

The transition from student to practicing clinician is often a challenging and difficult period for many nurse practitioners. Newly graduated nurse practitioners commonly describe feelings of inadequacy in assuming clinical responsibilities, lack of support by team members, unclear expectations for the orientation period, and role isolation. This article describes the formal nurse practitioner orientation program […]