Topics: Education and Training, Primary Care
Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center
With increasing growth of physician assistant (PA) and nurse practitioner (NP) workforces, organizations that want to establish a successful transition to practice for PAs and NPs should consider implementing onboarding programs. However, most new-graduate primary care PAs and NPs have specific transition-to-practice needs, and understanding these needs is important for proper implementation of organizations' onboarding practices.
This article examines newly-graduated PA and NP perspectives of onboarding programs in their first primary care position and provides recommendations for employers hoping to create or strengthen onboarding programs.