Course begins June 1, 2020
Advanced Practitioners are needed now more than ever in nephrology practices. The challenge is that current training programs don't prepare them to hit the ground running in a nephrology practice. Our 6-week course will provide APs with the foundational knowledge required to confidently deliver sound medical care to patients with kidney disease, supplement nephrologists and add value to the kidney care team.
Ready for Rounds consists of more than 31 hours of live interactive e-learning over a 6-week period. It comes with a clinical skills checklist for nephrologist or experienced AP preceptors and weekly competency exams administered online to evaluate retention and application of learning. Previous attendees have been able to obtain dialysis unit privileges upon successful program completion.
Course modules are delivered live to our enrolled Advanced Practitioners each week. All that is needed is an internet connection and computer, tablet or other mobile device. The platform enables two-way communication between participants and instructor as well as on demand polling to engage participants and assess comprehension of course materials.
Advanced Practitioners are busy and their schedules demanding. If enrolled AP's are unable to join the instructor during the scheduled live event, the platform allows for playback on your own time with some of the same interactive engagement tools.
This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 31.5 contact hours of accredited education.
Gain confidence in the level of training received by your advanced practitioners through engagement and participation reports, application guides and course success feedback.
Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF has 20 years experience as a nephrology nurse practitioner. She has recruited and developed the largest team of nephrology advanced practitioners in the United States for Metrolina Nephrology Associates, a 35 nephrologist, 30 advanced practitioner practice in Charlotte, NC. In 2017 she became a Certified Nephrology Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP) and achieved the highest exam score in the US. Leah's strategy is to lead and empower advanced practitioners to practice at the top of their scope of licensure. To help achieve this goal she has created a formalized nephrology AP training program that includes both clinical and didactic courses helping nephrology APs integrate into all nephrology practice settings including CKD clinic, outpatient dialysis and acute nephrology care settings. Leah currently serves in many nephrology organizations at local, state and national levels including RPA, NKF, and ANNA. She is a highly regarded national speaker and regularly presents on nephrology topics for ANNA, RPA, NKF, RRI, NC Medical Society and the NC NP Symposium.