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VUSN and VUMC researchers receive FAANP funding for Choosing Wisely collaborative study

by Aug. 14, 2017, 10:00 AM

A collaborative project led by a Vanderbilt University School of Nursing researcher and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Associate Nursing Officer for Advanced Practice has received funding from the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) to roll out a national pilot project aimed at demonstrating the influence of nurse practitioners in reducing unnecessary testing.

VUSN Visiting Professor Ruth Kleinpell, Ph.D., R.N., ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, and April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, will use the FAANP Fellows grant to recruit participants and conduct an expanded Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) Choosing Wisely collaborative study. The study proposes to replicate a 12-month pilot program led and conducted by APRNs at VUMC that highlighted how they can propose and implement clinical practice changes. In the VUMC study, APRNs focused on determining, and reducing where appropriate, the overuse of lab testing and chest x-rays.

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