Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Nursing (D.N.P.)

Degree Program

College of Nursing

First Advisor

Dr. Katherine Moran, DNP, CDCES, FADCES, FANP

Second Advisor

Dr. Amy Manderscheid, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, AGNP-C, CMSRN

Academic Year



The demands placed on primary care physicians in the ambulatory setting are increasing. The focus of this program development project was to implement a team-based care model between physicians and a nurse practitioner (NP) to assist in meeting these demands. The project included implementation of a standardized NP schedule template and a team-based schedule workflow, in order to move towards a team-based care model with the goal of the positively impacting chronic care management, increase annual patient visits, and increase effective NP utilization in an ambulatory care setting.

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