Program Elements


Program Summary 

Status: 12 months (full-time employment per Peak Vista)

Program Foundations

  • Benner’s Novice to Expert Model
  • NONPF (2013) Population Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies: Family/Across the Lifespan
  • IOM (2010) The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health


  • Two-week Orientation to Peak Vista, including extensive EHR

Experiential Learning

  • Precepted Primary Care/Family Practice Clinic
  • Five fellows/two dedicated preceptors
  • Fellows gradually increase patient load working to a full panel
  • Specialty clinics
  • Women's health rotation
  • Pediatrics rotation
  • Transitional 4-week clinic options

Didactic Education

  • Problem-based learning in clinical immersion settings
  • Didactic curriculum designed to support the new graduate’s academic preparation related to patient needs frequently encountered in primary care
  • Ongoing interactions with Preceptors to enhance understanding of safe, effective prescriptive practice in Primary care
  • Weekly Grand Rounds Didactic in conjunction with the Residency program
  • Online CME modules
  • Directed CME

Quality Improvement (QI)    

  • Population focused
  • Fellow identified, planned and implemented clinical practice improvements
  • Plan. Do. Study. Act. (PDSA) QI

DORA Compliance

  • 1000 hours Precepted Prescriptive practice
  • Mentorship Agreement
  • Transition plan toward Articulated Plan
  • Fellow-directed Articulated Plan