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Integrating Telehealth: Curricular Mapping to New Standards in Nurse Practitioner Post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs


      • Nurse practitioner graduates need to be prepared to be leaders in telehealth.
      • There is limited literature available to evaluate students in telehealth competencies.
      • Doctoral-level subcompetencies are integrated into telehealth curriculum development through curricular mapping into the Post-baccalaureate DNP Program Curriculum.
      • Examples of competency-based teaching and learning strategies will guide faculty.


      Owing to the increased use of telehealth as a widely accepted means of providing patient care and the movement toward competency-based education, implementation of telehealth teaching, learning, and evaluation strategies into the graduate nursing plan of study is evolving quickly. This report uses Rutledge’s “4Ps of Telehealth” framework to provide resources for faculty to incorporate telehealth knowledge, skills, attitudes, core telehealth competencies, and evaluation practices into the bachelor of science nursing to doctor of nursing practice program curriculum based on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies. Formal preparation of students ensures future nurse practitioners are able to provide proficient, effective care through telehealth upon graduation.


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      Heather Jones, DNP, AGPCNP, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and can be reached at [email protected]


      Lynne Buchanan, PhD, RN, APRN-NP, is an associate professor and director of the MSN program at the School of Nursing in the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.


      Joyce Maglione, PhD, ANP, is the director of the adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program in the College of Nursing, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.


      Anne Norwood, PhD, FNP, is a professor and associate dean for practice at the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.


      Stephanie Wynn, DNP, PMHNP, FNP is a professor and associate dean for scholarly activity, director of the NP residency, and coordinator of the PMHNP track at Moffitt and Sanders School of Nursing at Samford University, Birmingham, AL.


      Jacqueline La Manna, PhD, ANP is an associate professor and director of the MSN to DNP program in the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.