A Systems-Based Approach to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Leadership Integration and Operations

Published:November 08, 2022DOI:
      Amidst a rapidly evolving health care landscape, the advanced practice provider workforce is increasingly leveraged to expand health system capacity for high-quality and cost-effective care delivery. Despite the tremendous growth in roles for advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants within health systems, there is little guidance on how to structure advanced practice provider leadership to optimize the utilization of this workforce. This article describes a systems-based approach to advanced practice provider leadership integration and operations pioneered by Atrium Health.
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      Britney Broyhill, DNP, ACNP-BC, is chief advanced practice executive for the Atrium Health Enterprise based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Broyhill also practices as a nurse practitioner with the Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center trauma team. She can be reached at [email protected] . Erin M. Dugan, MSN, CPNP-AC, is director of Advanced Practice for Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Erin also practices as a nurse practitioner in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. She can be reached at [email protected] . Camille Petraitis Valente, DNP, FNP-BC, is director of Advanced Practice for Levine Cancer Institute and the co-director for the Hematology-Oncology APP fellowship for Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. Camille also practices as a nurse practitioner with the Solid Tumor Oncology Group. She can be reached at [email protected] . Esita Patel, PhD, RN, is the senior manager of Advanced Practice Outcomes and Analytics for Atrium Health, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Esita can be reached at [email protected] .