How Well Does Ontario's Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Education Prepares Nurses for Advanced Professional Practice Roles and Responsibilities?
I. Koren, O. Mian, E. Rukholm, S. Lacarte, R. Heale, and J.-L. Fournier
This project examined perceived preparedness of the Ontario's PHC NP graduates for advanced professional practice in a variety of roles, practice models and settings in the province. The study was built on the more than a decade long studies of NP education and practice conducted by CRaNHR (Caty, Michel, Pong, and Stewart, 1997,1998, 2000, 2001, 2002; Koren, Mian, and Rukholm, 2010; and Mian, Koren, and Rukholm, 2012). The findings of the study informed PHC NP education decision makers with graduates’ assessment of their competence and capability at the practice level, perceptions of strengths and gaps in their educational preparation and factors influencing these perceptions.
(funded by the Consortium of Ontario University Programs in Nursing, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Evaluation Fund)
(Names in bold denote CRaNHR investigators and research staff.)