Veteran Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education

Transforming nurse practitioner education

Kathryn Wirtz Rugen, Sharon A. Watts, Susan L. Janson, Laura A. Angelo, Melanie Nash, Susan A. Zapatka, Rebecca Brienza, Stuart C. Gilman, Judith Bowen, JoAnne M. Saxe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

To integrate health care professional learners into patient-centered primary care delivery models, the Department of Veterans Affairs has funded five Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCEs). The main goal of the CoEPCEs is to develop and test innovative structural and curricular models that foster transformation of health care training from profession-specific "silos" to interprofessional, team-based educational and care delivery models in patient-centered primary care settings. CoEPCE implementation emphasizes four core curricular domains: shared decision making, sustained relationships, interprofessional collaboration, and performance improvement. The structural models allow interprofessional learners to have longitudinal learning experiences and sustained and continuous relationships with patients, faculty mentors, and peer learners. This article presents an overview of the innovative curricular models developed at each site, focusing on nurse practitioner (NP) education. Insights on transforming NP education in the practice setting and its impact on traditional NP educational models are offered. Preliminary outcomes and sustainment examples are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-88
Number of pages11
JournalNursing Outlook
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Nurse Practitioners
Veterans
Primary Health Care
Education
Patient-Centered Care
Structural Models
Educational Models
Delivery of Health Care
Mentors
Decision Making
Learning

Keywords

  • Interprofessional education
  • Nurse practitioner education
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Rugen, K. W., Watts, S. A., Janson, S. L., Angelo, L. A., Nash, M., Zapatka, S. A., ... Saxe, J. M. (2014). Veteran Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education: Transforming nurse practitioner education. Nursing Outlook, 62(2), 78-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2013.11.004

Veteran Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education : Transforming nurse practitioner education. / Rugen, Kathryn Wirtz; Watts, Sharon A.; Janson, Susan L.; Angelo, Laura A.; Nash, Melanie; Zapatka, Susan A.; Brienza, Rebecca; Gilman, Stuart C.; Bowen, Judith; Saxe, JoAnne M.

In: Nursing Outlook, Vol. 62, No. 2, 03.2014, p. 78-88.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rugen, KW, Watts, SA, Janson, SL, Angelo, LA, Nash, M, Zapatka, SA, Brienza, R, Gilman, SC, Bowen, J & Saxe, JM 2014, 'Veteran Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education: Transforming nurse practitioner education', Nursing Outlook, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 78-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2013.11.004
Rugen, Kathryn Wirtz ; Watts, Sharon A. ; Janson, Susan L. ; Angelo, Laura A. ; Nash, Melanie ; Zapatka, Susan A. ; Brienza, Rebecca ; Gilman, Stuart C. ; Bowen, Judith ; Saxe, JoAnne M. / Veteran Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education : Transforming nurse practitioner education. In: Nursing Outlook. 2014 ; Vol. 62, No. 2. pp. 78-88.
@article{1b3829c532aa47e8a68313fdf1b5b45e,
title = "Veteran Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education: Transforming nurse practitioner education",
abstract = "To integrate health care professional learners into patient-centered primary care delivery models, the Department of Veterans Affairs has funded five Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCEs). The main goal of the CoEPCEs is to develop and test innovative structural and curricular models that foster transformation of health care training from profession-specific {"}silos{"} to interprofessional, team-based educational and care delivery models in patient-centered primary care settings. CoEPCE implementation emphasizes four core curricular domains: shared decision making, sustained relationships, interprofessional collaboration, and performance improvement. The structural models allow interprofessional learners to have longitudinal learning experiences and sustained and continuous relationships with patients, faculty mentors, and peer learners. This article presents an overview of the innovative curricular models developed at each site, focusing on nurse practitioner (NP) education. Insights on transforming NP education in the practice setting and its impact on traditional NP educational models are offered. Preliminary outcomes and sustainment examples are also provided.",
keywords = "Interprofessional education, Nurse practitioner education, Primary care",
author = "Rugen, {Kathryn Wirtz} and Watts, {Sharon A.} and Janson, {Susan L.} and Angelo, {Laura A.} and Melanie Nash and Zapatka, {Susan A.} and Rebecca Brienza and Gilman, {Stuart C.} and Judith Bowen and Saxe, {JoAnne M.}",
year = "2014",
month = "3",
doi = "10.1016/j.outlook.2013.11.004",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "62",
pages = "78--88",
journal = "Nursing Outlook",
issn = "0029-6554",
publisher = "Mosby Inc.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Veteran Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education

T2 - Transforming nurse practitioner education

AU - Rugen, Kathryn Wirtz

AU - Watts, Sharon A.

AU - Janson, Susan L.

AU - Angelo, Laura A.

AU - Nash, Melanie

AU - Zapatka, Susan A.

AU - Brienza, Rebecca

AU - Gilman, Stuart C.

AU - Bowen, Judith

AU - Saxe, JoAnne M.

PY - 2014/3

Y1 - 2014/3

N2 - To integrate health care professional learners into patient-centered primary care delivery models, the Department of Veterans Affairs has funded five Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCEs). The main goal of the CoEPCEs is to develop and test innovative structural and curricular models that foster transformation of health care training from profession-specific "silos" to interprofessional, team-based educational and care delivery models in patient-centered primary care settings. CoEPCE implementation emphasizes four core curricular domains: shared decision making, sustained relationships, interprofessional collaboration, and performance improvement. The structural models allow interprofessional learners to have longitudinal learning experiences and sustained and continuous relationships with patients, faculty mentors, and peer learners. This article presents an overview of the innovative curricular models developed at each site, focusing on nurse practitioner (NP) education. Insights on transforming NP education in the practice setting and its impact on traditional NP educational models are offered. Preliminary outcomes and sustainment examples are also provided.

AB - To integrate health care professional learners into patient-centered primary care delivery models, the Department of Veterans Affairs has funded five Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCEs). The main goal of the CoEPCEs is to develop and test innovative structural and curricular models that foster transformation of health care training from profession-specific "silos" to interprofessional, team-based educational and care delivery models in patient-centered primary care settings. CoEPCE implementation emphasizes four core curricular domains: shared decision making, sustained relationships, interprofessional collaboration, and performance improvement. The structural models allow interprofessional learners to have longitudinal learning experiences and sustained and continuous relationships with patients, faculty mentors, and peer learners. This article presents an overview of the innovative curricular models developed at each site, focusing on nurse practitioner (NP) education. Insights on transforming NP education in the practice setting and its impact on traditional NP educational models are offered. Preliminary outcomes and sustainment examples are also provided.

KW - Interprofessional education

KW - Nurse practitioner education

KW - Primary care

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84897806633&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84897806633&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.outlook.2013.11.004

DO - 10.1016/j.outlook.2013.11.004

M3 - Article

VL - 62

SP - 78

EP - 88

JO - Nursing Outlook

JF - Nursing Outlook

SN - 0029-6554

IS - 2

ER -