The Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration intends to address the shortage of advanced practice nurse practitioners (APRN) by giving nursing schools the ability to compensate clinical preceptors for educating APRN students. Five networks comprised of hospital systems schools of nursing are implementing the GNE Demonstration.
IMPAQ is collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to help the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gauge how effectively this program improves APRN student enrollment and graduation rates and determine the costs to Medicare.
We are using applied econometrics and in-depth qualitative interviewing techniques to triangulate APRN growth, understand the successes and challenges of the demonstration across five sites, and see changes to the availability of health care professionals who can provide precepted clinical education to APRN students. The evaluation adds to our portfolio of work centered on health care workforce issues, including the shortage of community practitioners needed to care for our aging population.
Our team consists of experts in health care workforce issues, econometricians, qualitative researchers, and individuals trained in the integration of qualitative and quantitative data.