Rural Midwestern Primary Care Nurse Practitioners’ Transition to Practice

Kelly Gonzales, Teresa Barry Hultquist, Le Ann Holmes, Amelia Stoltman, Kathryn Fiandt

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Transition to practice experiences for new primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) is of interest, particularly considering the lack of requirements and options for formal training programs. The purpose of this article is to describe new primary care NPs’ experience and perceived needs of transitioning to practice. New Nebraska NPs were surveyed. The main findings include increased confidence and perceived preparedness after 3 months of practice, as well as challenges and helpful supportive services for transitioning to practice. Additional information on the transition to practice experience was provided and supports developing a formal program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-304.e1
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2022


  • new graduate nurse practitioner
  • primary care nurse practitioner
  • transition to practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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