Describing the landscape of integrated clinical educational programs for PAs and NPs
JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
PURPOSE: Postgraduate clinical training (PCT) has been available to PAs since the 1970s and to NPs since at least 2007. Some programs now enroll PAs and NPs. Although this new training model appears to be expanding, little data about integrated PA/NP programs are available. METHODS: This study examined the PA/NP PCT landscape in the United States. Programs were identified from membership rosters of the Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs and the Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs. Data (program name, sponsoring institution, location, specialty, accreditation status) were identified from programs' websites. RESULTS: We identified 106 programs at 42 sponsoring institutions. Various specialties, most commonly in emergency medicine, critical care, and surgery, were represented. Few were accredited. CONCLUSIONS: PA/NP PCT is now common, with about half of the programs accepting PAs and NPs. These programs represent a unique form of interprofessional education involving full integration of two professions in the same program and are worthy of further investigation.
Polansky, Maura N.; Gillum, J Barton; Rooney, Maxwell S.; and Messing, Jonathan, "Describing the landscape of integrated clinical educational programs for PAs and NPs" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3141.
Physician Assistant Studies