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Bringing new APPs, including nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), onboard is a daunting task. Inconsistencies in training processes influence the development of acquired knowledge, skill sets, and professional interaction. Programs that enhance employee satisfaction can minimize attrition and can result in improved patient satisfaction, patient safety, and quality outcomes.

During this session, Vishal Bakshi, PA-C, and Deborah E. Stein, ACNP-BC, CCRN, will focus on APP onboarding strategies and maximizing competencies.

Learning Objectives
  • ​Discover the importance of a strong onboarding process
  • Articulate the importance of mentorship and collegial relationships
  • Introduce tracking methods that can be incorporated into performance metrics
Vishal Bakshi PA-C
Chief APP Intensivist at Emory
Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Deborah E Stein, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Clinical Program Director, Nurse Practitioner Fellowship 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, USA

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1:00 p.m. Central Time

In an ever-changing healthcare environment, an increasing amount of nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), collectively referred to as APPs, are assuming leadership roles both on clinical teams and in organizations. However, few have been formally prepared through leadership training for the new and expanded responsibilities that come with these positions.

As a result, many APPs are challenged by tasks such as building teams, developing talent, managing change, transforming care, communicating effectively, building a business case, and managing relationships and partnerships. During this webcast, Tara A. Collins, ACNP, CRNP, and Ryan M. O’Gowan, MBA, PA-C, FCCM, will introduce some foundational leadership principles and discuss leadership styles, strategies, and competencies.

Learning Objectives
  • ​Describe differences in leadership styles and define qualities, traits, and competencies of an effective leader
  • Discuss the language and skills required to effectively communicate with administrators and hospital executives
  • Understand the basic principles of change and change management
Ryan M. O’Gowan, MBA, PA-C, FCCM
St. Vincent’s Hospital
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Tara A. Collins, ACNP, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner and Director, AP
Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA