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

"Evaluation of Veterans Affairs primary care nurse practitioner residency: Achievement of competencies". Rugen, Kathryn Wirtz et al. Nursing Outlook, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.06.004

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

New Nurse Practitioners’ Perceptions of Preparedness for and Transition Into Practice.”  Ann Marie Hart PhD, FNP-BC and Carol Bowen, PhD. 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

For NPs, Residency Programs Gain Favor: Stumbling blocks include financing, internal tensions.  Shannon Firth and Laura Marsan FNP-c.  MedPage Today. 08.30.2016

Postgraduate Nurse Practitioner Education: Impact on Job Satisfaction.” Charles T. Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, Bobby Lowery, PhD, FNP-BC.  The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Volume 12, Issue 4 (2016)

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

Do Nurse Practitioners Need Postgraduate Training?” Donald Gardenier, Barbara A. Todd, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Erin L. Davis, MSN, CRNP. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Volume 12, Issue 4 (2016)

Veterans Affairs Interprofessional Nurse Practitioner Residency in Primary Care: A Competency-based Program”. Kathryn Wirtz Rugen, PhD, FNP-BC, Elena Speroff, DNP, NP-C, Susan A. Zapatka, MSN, ANP-BC, and Rebecca Brienza, MD, MPH. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Volume 12, Issue 6 (2016)

Postgraduate nurse practitioner training: what nurse executives need to know.” Bush CT. 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)