Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Roles in Patient‐Centered Medical Homes

Team‐based care involving physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) is one recommended strategy for improving access and quality and reducing cost in the patient‐centered medical home (PCMH). PAs and NPs can, and do, perform a variety of roles on primary care teams. This suggests that there is plasticity within the professions and between PAs,…

Experience of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Onboarding Programs

Newly graduated nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) face challenges in adapting to their first jobs. Because of this, some organizations are instituting formal NP and PA onboarding programs, which have been associated with increased engagement of NPs/PAs, decreased turnover, and higher clinical productivity.  This policy brief examines which components of NP and PA…

Identifying Successful Strategies for New Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician Assistant (PA) Onboarding Programs

Positive transition to practice experiences for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are important for reducing turnover and maintaining continuity of care for patients. Onboarding programs are an important element of transition to practice experiences, but little is known about what specifically makes certain onboarding programs successful and why. This brief describes a study…

PA and NP Onboarding in Primary Care: The Participant Perspective

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…

PA and NP Onboarding in Primary Care: The Participant Perspective

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…

Experience of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Onboarding Programs

Newly graduated nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) face challenges in adapting to their first jobs. Because of this, some organizations are instituting formal NP and PA onboarding programs, which have been associated with increased engagement of NPs/PAs, decreased turnover, and higher clinical productivity.  This policy brief examines which components of NP and PA…

Identifying Successful Strategies for New Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician Assistant (PA) Onboarding Programs

Positive transition to practice experiences for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are important for reducing turnover and maintaining continuity of care for patients. Onboarding programs are an important element of transition to practice experiences, but little is known about what specifically makes certain onboarding programs successful and why. This brief describes a study…

Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Roles in Patient‐Centered Medical Homes

Team‐based care involving physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) is one recommended strategy for improving access and quality and reducing cost in the patient‐centered medical home (PCMH). PAs and NPs can, and do, perform a variety of roles on primary care teams. This suggests that there is plasticity within the professions and between PAs,…

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