Allison receives FAANP grant to study workforce impact of DNPs

VUSN DNP students
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director Terri Allison, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP, received a Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners grant award to study the impact DNP-prepared nurse practitioners have on patient and organizational outcomes.

Terri AllisonShe and her co-researcher, Rene Love, PhD, DNP’10, MSN’98, PMHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, will examine how changes in education — specifically, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties recommendations that the DNP degree be the entry into practice for nurse practitioners — affects the growth and distribution of nurse practitioners in the workforce.

Allison anticipates that the results of this pilot work will be the foundation for a future study of larger employers of DNPs.

Image, top: DNP students work on a quality improvement group project. Photo: Anne Raynor, VU

Image, right: Terri Allison, DNP, FAANP

For more information:
Nancy Wise
(615) 322-3894