PrefacePart I - Embracing Transition: A Guide for Nurse Practitioners - Part Introduction
Chapter 1) Transitioning into Hospital-based practice for the NP Chapter 2) Transitioning the NP into the Organization Chapter 3) Measuring Progress of NP Practice within the Hospital Setting PART II Framing the Innovation: Developing the NP role in the hospital - Part Introduction
Chapter 4) Integrating NP Role Using the Diffusion of Innovation Model Chapter 5) Shaping the NP Role: Societal, political & economic forces Chapter 6) Assessing NP Role impact on the Organization PART III -Implementing Hospital-based NP Practice: A Guide for Administrators - Part Introduction
Chapter 7) Developing a Strategic Business Plan for NP Role Integration: Congruency with Mission & Objectives Chapter 8) Identifying Key Components of the NP Role Integration into Organizations Chapter 9) Integrating the NP Role into Organizations Chapter 10) What Does Successful Integration Look Like? Part IV - Reinforcing, Measuring & Sustaining Success: Integrating the Models - Part Introduction
Chapter 11) Measuring Organizational Success Chapter 12) Measuring Practitioner Success Chapter 13) Re-evaluating and Identifying Opportunities for Refinement Chapter 14) Sustaining Success
At the time of this project's inception, Mona N. Bahouth, MD, MSN was the Project Manager for Advanced Practice Nursing at the University of Maryland Medical Centre, Baltimore where she provided leadership for >100 NPs for the promotion of professional growth and systems for integration of NPs into hospital practice. From 1998 - 2006, she was Director for Clinical Programs and Research in the Department of Neurology at the Maryland Brain Attack Centre. Dr. Bahouth has extensive experience in developing programs for NPs dating back to 1999 when she developed the first hospital wide NP group at the University of Maryland. She has published and lectured extensively on multiple topics including the process of NP transition into hospital based practice. These experiences were the impetus for the development of this text. Kay Blum, PhD, CRNP is a Heart Failure NP and Coordinator for the Cardiac Risk Reduction Centre at Southern Maryland Hospital Centre in Clinton, MD. She was one of the first few NPs at the University of Maryland Medical System. She has been a researcher, CNS, clinician, continuing educator and consultant. Dr Blum has held faculty appointments at the University of Maryland, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the MGH Institute of Health Professions and Clemson University. She is actively involved in NP, quality, research and advocacy issues in the American College of Cardiology. Shari Simone, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, APRN-BC, FCCM is the lead NP for Women's & Children's services at the University of Maryland Medical Centre. She has practised as a paediatric critical care NP for 15 years and was instrumental in developing the NP role in the paediatric ICU at the University of Maryland. She also holds a faculty appointment at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in the Paediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Dr Simone has published and lectured extensively on multiple paediatric topics as well as the role of the NP in paediatric critical care and the NP orientation process.