: Full time position as The Lead Nurse Practitioner in an Academic Tertiary Hospital/ Clinic in New Orleans LA, responsible for overseeing the utilization of all staff APRNS. Oversee and regulate policy, procedure, licensure, credentialing, accreditation, and scope of practice issues. Acts as liaison with state board of nursing on APRN related rules and regulations and act as a consultant and manager for internal credentialing and quality improvement monitoring. Clinically practices in the Department of Internal Medicine 4 days a week.
Healthcare at my institution and across the nation was becoming more intercollaborative, and the opportunity to increase APRN utilization was at hand. Nursing and the physicians were looking for guidance at OCF on how to fill the void for residents while maintaining quality healthcare and increasing intercollaborative practice. As we all know NP’s are the answer! I needed to further my skills and knowledge to guide Ochsner in this transformation. The call had come from IOM and Residency Review Committees…..
The DNP would allow me increase my leadership and nursing skills to enable me to continue to act as a leader and practice-consultant in the area of APRN utilization. The DNP program would increase my skills in the clinical field of advanced practice nursing and application while providing me with the leadership/management experience to continue to provide consultative, administrative and research practice.
DNP Program Outcomes and Impact on Practice Elizabeth F. Fuselier, DNP,RN,APRN, BC Family Nurse Practitioner University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN