Katherine Harris presented the results of an evaluation of the Graduate Nurse Education project and its effects on increasing APRN student enrollment and graduations for the Health Economics interest group at AcademyHealth ARM 2018.
Karikari-Martin, P., Zapata, D., Clark-Shirley, L., Hesgrove, B., Pedersen, S., Bertane, C., Gale, B., Harris, K. & Kauffman, K. (2018, June). Health Economic Interest Group Presentation: The Graduate Nurse Education Project: An Innovative Approach to Increase the Pipeline of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), Seattle, WA.
Mandated under Section 5509 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) selected five hospitals to participate of the Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) project. Each participant hospital formed a network partnership composed of other hospitals, schools of nursing (SONs), and community based care settings (CCSs), and received payments from CMS for the reasonable costs to provide qualified clinical training to APRN students.
The GNE project tested the feasibility of expanding the pipeline of the APRN workforce by increasing the enrollment and graduation of APRN students through innovative partnerships between hospitals, SONs, and CCSs.