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.
Increase the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) primary care workforce in rural and underserved communities through partnerships with statewide health agencies.
- 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.
- Longitudinal clinical experience at a rural or underserved clinic
- Clinical Practicum
- Educational content and learning experiences
- Social determinants of health
- Behavioral Health
- Comprehensive simulated experience
6-7 month clinical immersion, educational experiences focusing on telehealth, behavioral health, and social determinants of health, and a comprehensive simulated experience.
Dr. Jannyse Tapp
Dr. Courtney Pitts
Dr. Christian Ketel
Dr. Mary Lauren Pfeiffer
Dr. Rose Vick
Dr. Marci Zsamboky