Decreasing Barriers to Academic Rank for Advanced Practice Providers

Shari T. Perez, Patricia Mackey, Heidi Garcia, Tammy L. Larson-Cain, Melanie A. Frederixon, Kimberly A. Jameson, James M. Frye, Curtiss B. Cook

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to reduce barriers to achieving academic promotion among advanced practice providers. Educational sessions, an online tutorial, and mentoring sessions were implemented. A survey was administered to all advanced providers after the interventions. Of the 168 surveys sent out, 117 (67%) were returned. Subsequently, 32% achieved academic rank (a 52% improvement), and 35% were active in the process. Reporting of the most frequently identified barriers "lack of mentorship" and "difficulty understanding the process" was reduced by 100% and 71%. Strategies to decrease barriers can be beneficial in improving the processes and achievement of academic promotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Academic promotion
  • Academic rank
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physician assistant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN

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    Perez, S. T., Mackey, P., Garcia, H., Larson-Cain, T. L., Frederixon, M. A., Jameson, K. A., Frye, J. M., & Cook, C. B. (Accepted/In press). Decreasing Barriers to Academic Rank for Advanced Practice Providers. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.11.008