Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs

2017 Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program Development Workshop

5777 E Mayo Blvd
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:00am MT - Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 12:00pm MT
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5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054



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Course Description

This two-day conference will provide didactic and breakout sessions with opportunities for discussion and networking. The conference will focus on the development and operationalization of APP fellowship programs. This program will explore course design, learning methods, competency development, and outcome evaluation with strategies for program accreditation through the lived experience of current program directors and other stakeholders. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other programs and discuss issues relevant to specific clinical practice areas. 

Mayo Clinic

5777 E. Mayo Blvd

Phoenix, AZ

October 28th-29th, 2017



Day 1 (Saturday October 28, 2017)

0700-0730   Registration/ Breakfast/Exhibit                                                                                                  Waugh B                   

0730-0800 Welcome and Overview (30 min.)                                                                                              Waugh A

                  Marci Farquhar-Snow MN,CCRN CMC ACNP-BC, AACC

                  Mayo Clinic , Phoenix AZ

0800-0845   Post-Graduate Programs Overview (45 min.)                                                        

NP - Heather Meissen ACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM, FAANP

Director of NP/PA Critical Care Residency Program, Critical Care Medicine-Surgical Intensive Care Unit Emory University Hospital

PA - Cragin Greene PA-C/Kristin Will PA-C

  • Review of issues and development of post-graduate programs
  • Update on associations and accreditation

0845-0930 Funding and Administration                                                                                 

Britney Broyhill NP

Cragin Greene PA-C

  • Funding and Grant Opportunities
  • Business Planning Issues

0930-1000 Break/Refreshments/Exhibits                                                                                    

1000-1030   APP Fellowship Evaluation of Outcomes: Impact on ROI, Satisfaction and Retention (30 min)

Tom Bush DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP                                                                                    

UNC Chapel Hill Schools of Nursing and Medicine

  • Explain the need to develop evidence for outcomes evaluation of post-graduate APP education
  • Determine the impact of post-graduate APP education on institutional ROI, job satisfaction and workforce retention

1030-1115 Curriculum Design                                                                                                                           

Marci Farquhar-Snow MN,CCRN CMC ACNP-BC AACC

Mayo Clinic, Phoenix AZ

  • Developing course design to assess competency
  • Determining optimal learning methods

1115-1200 Methods of Evaluating Competency                                                                         

Kristin Will PA-C

Developing evaluation methods and tools

  • Process for negative outcomes remediation

1200-1300   Lunch/Networking/Exhibits (60 min)                                                                      

Noon walk on Mayo Nature Trail     (optional)                                                                           1300-1345 Developing Competences and Outcomes                                                               

Sheri Cosme DNP, RN-BC

ANCC Silver Spring, MD

  • Formulating mission and goals for the fellowship
  • Determining outcomes to fit program needs
  • Identifying competency statements and objectives

 1345-1430  Concurrent Breakout Session

  • Exhibitors to remain available throughout the morning.

Choose one (45 min)

A.  Program Director Role                    

Carllene Donald PA-C

Mayo Clinic , Phoenix AZ

  • Directing the program
  • Working with academic institution

B.  Multisite Fellowship Programs                   Waugh B

Melinda Cooling NP

  • Discuss challenges overseeing multisite program
    • Provide tool for communication and training of faculty
  • Faculty Development, Preceptoring, and Mentoring Waugh A

C.  Nicholas M. Perrino, DNP(c), MPH, MS, RN, FNP-BC, NE-BC, FACHE

President & CEO, co-founder, Advanced Practice Provider Executives, Inc. (APPex)

Vice President, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

  • List the major advantages to having (and disadvantages without) a structured preceptor training program for a post-graduate residency/fellowship program
  • Understand the difference between preceptoring and mentoring

1430-1500 Break/Refreshments/Exhibits                                                                                    

1500-1600   Accreditation for Post-Graduate Programs                                                            (15 min each; 15 min. panel questions)

A.  ANCC accredited program

Kaleen Cullen NP, PhD                                                

B.  NNPRFTC accredited program -

DoQuyen Huynh DNP, ARNP

International Community Health Services, Seattle, WA

  • Explore the purpose and value of accreditation
  • Review the accreditation process and experience

C.  PA accredited program

Cragin Greene PA-C

  • Accreditation experience from Program Director perspective
  • Value of accreditation

1600         Adjourn


Day 2 (Sunday October 29, 2017)

0600-0700   Morning Walk Mayo Nature Trail/Networking (optional)                                   

0700-0730   Registration/ Breakfast/Exhibits/Networking                                                      

0730-1200  Specialty Curriculum Design Breakout - Concurrent Breakout Sessions – choose one

Breaks during the morning per specialty moderator’s discretion;

Exhibitors to remain available throughout the morning.

A.  Critical Care Room 1-212

                  Heather Meissen ACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM, FAANP

                  Director of NP/PA Critical Care Residency Program, Critical Care Medicine-Surgical Intensive Care Unit Emory University Hospital

                 Britney Broyhill NP                                                                                                             B.  Primary Care Room 1-115

                  Cragin Greene PA-C                                                                                                       C.  Emergency Medicine Waugh A

                  Susanna Rudy DNP,MFS,AG-ACNP,FNP,ENP-CCRN

                  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing-Faculty VUMC Emergency Department APRN     D.  Specialty Surgical/Trauma Waugh B 

                  Michael Pisa – MSN, ACNP-BC

                  Hospital of the University of Pennsylania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Describe how institutional standards for advanced practice provider privileging are applied to advanced practice critical care fellows.
  • Describe a didactic and experiential approach to developing procedural competency in critical care advanced practice fellows.  

1200             Course Evaluations/Adjourn

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