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Survey on Preparedness for Practice and Transition to Practice

Help a Colleague -- Forward Research Survey to New NPs

One of the services that the Consortium provides is a platform for disseminating peer reviewed research findings through our Resources tab.  We are also exploring providing a mechanism for facilitating research with the following caveats.  

  • The research be relevant to our mission, vision, goals and objectives.
  • The research must have current, documented IRB approval.
  • The Consortium provides no resources or assistance in developing or conducting such research, assumes no responsibility for the the quality or outcome of the research, and does not sponsor the research.  
  • Solely at our discretion, the Consortium’s only role might be to serve as a mechanism to disseminate the opportunity to participate in such research.  

Ann Marie Hart, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, a faculty member with the University of Wyoming, and colleagues are conducting a survey study that builds on their previous research exploring new NP preparation for practice and transition to practice.  She is recruiting recently graduated NPs to complete a survey that explores their experiences.  She has asked our help in recruiting participants.

Below is her letter to NNPRFTC colleagues:

Dear NNPRFTC Colleagues:

I need your help recruiting new NPs to complete a national survey related to preparedness for practice and transitioning into practice.  Please forward the below message to new NPs and encourage them to complete the survey! –  Results from my 2 previous surveys have lent support for the need for NP residencies and fellowships and resulted in the following publications:

Hart, A.M. & Bowen, A. (2016). New NPs’ Perceptions of preparedness for and transition into practice.  Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(8), 545-552. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. nurpra.2016.04.018

Hart, A.M. & Macnee, C.L. (2007). How well are NPs prepared for practice?: Results of a 2004 questionnaire study. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, 19, 35-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2006.00191.x

Note that the current survey is only for NPs who graduated between 2012-2016, and the survey itself screens for this in the first few items.  Also, it would be great to have NPs complete the survey who either have completed a residency or fellowship program.

Thank you! – Ann Marie 

Ann Marie Hart PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Professor and DNP Program Director

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

University of Wyoming

[email protected]

Message to be forwarded to new NPs:

Help new NPs succeed!  If you are a practicing NP and received your NP degree between 2012 – 2016, please consider taking the NP Preparedness Survey created by NP and psychology researchers.  https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01h3gLP6URrOFa5

This survey has been approved by the University of Wyoming’s IRB.  The results of a similar survey in 2012 were published in “The Journal for Nurse Practitioners” and have helped inform NP education and transition into practice.

Thank you for your help! 

Ann Marie Hart, PhD, FNP, FAANP

Professor and DNP Program Director,

University of Wyoming

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

[email protected]