Lynn Marie Bullock, Bimbola Akintade, Tonya Appleby, and KeishaIdenbaum-Bates

Faculty and alumni published in 'The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.'

Lynn Marie Bullock, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, assistant professor and director of the Office of Professional Education; Bimbola Akintade, PhD ’11, MS ’05, MBA, MHA, BSN ’03, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP, associate professor and associate dean for the Master of Science in Nursing program; Tonya Appleby, DNP ’14, RN, CRNP, FHM; and Keisha Indenbaum-Bates, DNP ’22, MS ’17, RN, co-authored an article, "Development and Implementation a Novel Advanced Practice Provider Mentorship Model," that was published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

The article discusses a grant-funded initiative, CATAPULT: Coaching Advancement to All Providers Using Leadership Tools, that the authors developed. One challenge in increasing the advanced practice provider (APP) workforce is helping new providers transition from student to an advanced practice role. Mentorship can help support this transition, increase provider retention, and improve quality of care. An academic-practice partnership between a school of nursing and rural hospital system led to the development and implementation of CATAPULT, a novel APP mentorship model. The program and its associated toolkit can be used as a framework for other institutions to implement APP mentorship programs.

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