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Publications, Presentations, and Research Findings:

Rugen K.W., Harada N., Harrington F., Dolanski M.A. & Bowen, J. L. (2018, JULY/AUGUST). Nurse Practitioner residents' perceptions of competency development during a year-long immersion in Veterans Affairs primary care: A qualitative study. Nursing Outlook, 66(4), 352-364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2018.05.002.

Schmitt K. Can nurse practitioners solve the country’s primary care shortage? Aug 13, 2018.  Website accessed Aug 15, 2018.

MacKay M, Glynn D, McVey C, Rissmiller P. Nurse practitioner residency programs & transition to practice. Nurs Forum. 2017;1–5. https://doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12237

Traczynski J., and Udalova V. “Nurse Practitioner Independence, Health Care Utilization, and Health Outcomes.” Journal of Health Economics 58 (March 1, 2018): 90–109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2018.01.001

Conover C. and Richards, R.  “Economic Benefits of Less Restrictive Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses in North Carolina.” Nursing Outlook 63, no. 5 (2015): 585–92.

McComiskey C., Simone S., Schofield D., McQuillan K., Andersen B., Johannes S., and Weichold A. “Professional Advancement for Advanced Practice Clinicians.”  The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 14, no. 1 (January 1, 2018): 12–17.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2017.09.018.

Schmidtt K. " Can Nurse Practitioners Solve the Country's Primary Care Shortage?" USC Center for Health Journalism. Aug 13, 2018. Accessed August 15, 2018.

"Improving Environments for Learning in the Health Professions: Recommendations from the Macy Foundation Conference April 15-18, 2018." Accessed July 30, 2018:  http://macyfoundation.org/publications/publication/conference-summary-improving-environments-for-learning-in-the-health-profes

Eller L. S., Lev E. L. & Feurer A. "Key Components of an Effective Mentoring Relationship: A Qualitative Study.”  Nurse education today 34.5 (2014): 815–820. PMC. Web. 30 Jan. 2018.

Rugen K. Wirtz., et al."Evaluation of Veterans Affairs primary care nurse practitioner residency: Achievement of competencies".  Nursing Outlook, 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.06.004

Carter, Mastro, Vose, Rivera, & Larson. "Clarifying the conundrum:  Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, or Research?The Journal of Nursing Administration. 47 (5) 266-270 (2017)

Flinter M. and Hart A.M. Thematic elements of the postgraduate NP residency year and transition to the primary care provider role in a Federally Qualified Health Center”.    Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. Vol 7, No 1 (2017)

Hart A.M. and Bowen, C. New Nurse Practitioners’ Perceptions of Preparedness for and Transition Into Practice.”  The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - JNP 12, Issue 8, (2016) 545-552 www.npjournal.org http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.04.018

Firth S. and Marsan L.  For NPs, Residency Programs Gain Favor: Stumbling blocks include financing, internal tensions.  MedPage Today. 08.30.2016

Bush C.T. and Lowery, B. Postgraduate Nurse Practitioner Education: Impact on Job Satisfaction.” The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Volume 12, Issue 4 (2016)

Sciacca K. and Reville B.  “Evaluation of Nurse Practitioners Enrolled in Fellowship and Residency Programs: Methods and Trends.” The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Volume 12, Issue 6 (2016)

Gardenier D., Todd B.A., & Davis E.L. Do Nurse Practitioners Need Postgraduate Training?” The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Volume 12, Issue 4 (2016)

Rugen K.W., Speroff E., Zapatka S.A, & Brienza, S. Veterans Affairs Interprofessional Nurse Practitioner Residency in Primary Care: A Competency-based Program”. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Volume 12, Issue 6 (2016)

Bush C.T. Postgraduate nurse practitioner training: what nurse executives need to know.”  J Nurs Adm. 2014 Dec;44(12):625-7.

“The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health/Report Recommendations” Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

“Statement before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, United States Senate: Addressing Primary Care Access and Workforce Challenges: Voices from the Field” Margaret Flinter PhD, APRN, FAAN, c-FNP, Senior Vice President and Clinical Director, Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI) of Connecticut (2014)

“Veteran Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education: Transforming nurse practitioner education.” Kathryn Wirtz Rugen, PhD, FNP-BCa,*, Sharon A. Watts, DNP, FNP-BC, CDEb, Susan L. Janson, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, CNS, FAANc, Laura A. Angelo, MS, ANP-BCd, Melanie Nash, MSN, FNP, NP-Ce, Susan A. Zapatka, MSN, ANP-BCf, Rebecca Brienza, MD, MPHf,g, Stuart C. Gilman, MD, MPHa, Judith L. Bowen, MDa, JoAnne M. Saxe, DNP, MS, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN (2014)

“Pioneering a Primary Care Adult Nurse Practitioner Interprofessional Fellowship.” Susan A. Zapatka, MSN, APRN, Jaclyn Conelius, PhD, APRN, Jill Edwards, MSN, APRN, Emily Meyer, PhD, and Rebecca Brienza, MD, MPH (2014)

“ACU Workforce Column: Expanding and Supporting the Health Care Workforce.” Amber Richert, Kendall Campbell, José Rodríguez, Iris Wagman Borowsky, Rajesh Parikh, Ashley Colwell, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (2013)

 “Toward a common taxonomy of competency domains for the health professions and competencies for physicians.Englander R1Cameron TBallard AJDodge JBull JAschenbrener CA. Acad Med. 2013 Aug;88(8):1088-94. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31829a3b2b.

“From New Nurse Practitioner to Primary Care Provider: Bridging the Transition through FQHC-Based Residency Training” Margaret Flinter, PhD, APRN, c-FNP (2011)

“Postgraduate Nurse Practitioner Residency Programs: Supporting Transition to Practice.” Kelly L. Wiltse Nicely, PhD, RN, and Julie Fairman, PhD, RN (2010)

How well are nurse practitioners prepared for practice: Results of a 2004 questionnaire study.” Ann Marie Hart, PhD, FNP-BC and Carol L. Macnee, PhD. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 19 (2007) 35–42 doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2006.00191.x

Residency Programs for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners in Federally Qualified health Centers: A Service Perspective.” Margaret Flinter, APRN, MSN (2005)