Advanced Practice Providers 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 Cleared for Clinic course will provide APP's with the foundational knowledge required to confidently deliver sound medical care in the nephrology office setting
The Cleared for Clinic will be a three week course with competency exams administered online to evaluate retention and application of learning. We highly recommend taking our 8 week Ready for Rounds course before our Cleared for Clinic Course.
Course modules are delivered live to our enrolled Advanced Practice Providers 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.
This education activity will be submitted for approval by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for Contact hours along with pharmacology hours. Hours for accredited education are TBD
Gain confidence in the level of training received by your advanced practitioners through engagement and participation reports, application guides and course success feedback.
Advanced Practice Providers are busy and their schedules demanding. Our platform allows for playback on your own time so you have the ability to review any of your past class sessions for study purposes. Attendance for classes is required due to being accredited as a live course. They will remain available throughout the session.
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 37 nephrologist, 41 advanced practice provider 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 APP training program that includes both clinical and didactic courses helping nephrology APPs 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.