The Consortium is rolling out a new membership benefit -- offering our members the capability of "sharing and advancing research" (to use a phrase coined by Research Gate, a wonderful source of scientific knowledge and platform for research collaboration.) A core mission for the Consortium is creating and disseminating knowledge about topics, ideas, and issues that are important to the NP postgraduate community. A current listing of research and publications is available on our website. We are expanding on that resource by providing a mechanism for members to reach out to each other regarding research.
We will consider posting proposals from our members, focusing on research that is relevant and consistent with our organizational mission and vision. The Consortium's role is limited to providing initial communication about opportunities that have already received local IRB approval, and have then been reviewed and approved according to the Consortium's policies and procedures. (The Consortium will provide no financial, administrative, data management, nor any other kind of support for these research projects.)
The first proposal to be shared is authored by Ann Marie Hart, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP (Professor and DNP Program Director, U. of Wyoming), Anne Bowen, PhD, (Professor, U. Arizona and Emeritus professor, U. Wyoming), and Elizabeth Dolbeck, honors student, U. Arizona. They are conducting a research project on nurse practitioner preparedness for clinical practice and about participation in NP residencies and fellowships.