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Consortium 2018 Annual Conference

The Future Is Now: Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training

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Join us in Denver on June 25, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at the History Colorado Center for the First Annual Conference of The National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (“The Consortium”).  The Consortium was founded in 2015 to promote the growth and spread of postgraduate NP training programs, ensure their rigor and quality through accreditation, and educate stakeholders nationally about the this movement.  Our inaugural conference will bring together thought-leaders, experts and visionaries focused on the future of Nurse Practitioners as transformative leaders.  Join fellow health professionals, advanced practice nursing leaders, organizational leaders, students and trainees as we explore the possibilities, share best practices and build the future.  

Check back frequently to see the latest updates: information about registration, the conference agenda, invited speakers, and hotel options.

General Membership Meeting

Spring 2018

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The Consortium's Spring General Membership Meeting will be held on February 22, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST.  

If you are already a member of the Consortium you will be receiving the Zoom access information via email during the week of Jan 22, 2018.  

If you are not yet a member of Zoom, we welcome your request for information about membership.  Just send an email request to info@nppostgradtraining.com with your request to be considered for membership and the reason for your interest in the Consortium.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Accreditation Salon-January 2018

Informal Panel Discussion, Q&A

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Come join the January Accreditation Salon on Tuesday, January 23, 3:00 pm Eastern. This monthly, informal panel discussion and question and answer session is intended to respond to questions posted by individuals and programs considering accreditation, as well as by programs that have already applied and are actively in accreditation review. 

Click the register button to access and complete the required 2-step registration process.  First, complete the registration form which includes a comment box where you can submit your questions, and confirmation that you are not a robot!  The 2nd step is submitting the email verification of your registration, which is required in order to receive the link for the Zoom video conference. 

Posted 12/27/17

New Consortium Benefit -- Sharing and Advancing Research

NP Preparedness Survey -- Invitation and Link to E-mail to Others

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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. 

Accreditation Salon

Learning about the Consortium's accreditation process -- Formal and informal presentations

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The NNPRFTC will be offering monthly "Accreditation Salons", 1-hour informal webinars that are open to any program considering accreditation.  We will be posting a registration form in the next week or two.  Once the form is posted, please register and submit your information, along with any specific questions that you might have.  Each Salon will provide general information about the accreditation process, as well as provide specific information on various topics that have been identified as of interest. 

Please watch the News updates for how to register. Watch for the formal announcement and registration for the inaugural Salon, tentatively Thursday November 16, 1:00 pm, EDT. Tuesday December 12, 3:00-4:00 Eastern.  Going forward, we expect subsequent Salons to be held on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm Eastern. 

We look forward to 'seeing' you there.

UPDATE: Please visit this news article to register for the event!