Collaborative Academic Practice (CAP) Program

The CAP Program

The CAP Program is a grant-funded program for Vanderbilt FNP students who have an interest in care of rural and medically underserved communities. Students participate during the spring and summer semesters of the FNP specialty year. The program is comprised of curriculum enhancements that include additional educational content and learning activities, as well as longitudinal clinical experiences with community partners specializing in care of the underserved.

 

Purpose

Increase the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) primary care workforce in rural and underserved communities through partnerships with statewide health agencies.

Aims

  • Place trainees at a partner site specializing in the care of underserved communities in rural and urban settings.
  • Assign trainees to one site where they will remain for the entirety of the clinical experience.
  • Foster opportunities for employment in underserved communities post graduation.

Components

Program Components

  • Longitudinal clinical experience at a rural or underserved clinic
    • Clinical Practicum
    • Telehealth
  • Educational content and learning experiences
    • Telehealth
    • Social determinants of health
    • Behavioral Health
  • Comprehensive simulated experience

Student components

6-7 month clinical immersion, educational experiences focusing on telehealth, behavioral health, and social determinants of health, and a comprehensive simulated experience.

 

 

 

 

CAP Team 

Jannyse Tapp

Dr. Jannyse Tapp

Project Coordinator

Courtney Pitts

Dr. Courtney Pitts

Program Director

Christian Ketel

Dr. Christian Ketel

Program Evaluator

Meredith Painter

Meredith Painter

Program Support

Mary Lauren Pfeiffer

Dr. Mary Lauren Pfeiffer

FNP Faculty

Rose Vick

Dr. Rose Vick

PMHNP Faculty

Marci Zsamboky

Dr. Marci Zsamboky

PMHNP Faculty