Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Symposium makes its debut

UI Health Care held the first ever Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Symposium on May 29 in the East Room. The purpose of the symposium was to enhance the participants’ leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities—critical in today’s changing academic health care environment.

“The APP’s role can be difficult and is evolving. We wanted to give them more tools required to analyze, plan, and implement solutions to the challenges they face day-to-day,” says Maria Lofgren, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, director of the Office of Advanced Practice Providers.

The audience represented 55 physician assistants, nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and advanced registered nurse practitioners from all departments and divisions. Topics included:

  • Organizational change
  • Knowing the laws
  • Difficult conversations
  • Understanding billing and coding
  • Becoming a lead APP and showcasing successes
  • Finance 101
  • Human resource tips
  • Credentialing and privileging
  • APP productivity

Speakers included University of Iowa local experts: Amy Kristof-Brown, Ellen Chambers, Cynthia Joyce, Phil Roudabush, Allison Wynes, Jason Haddy, Amanda Petersen, Jackie Buol, Holly Kolfenbach, and Maria Lofgren. “The planning committee is looking forward to reading the surveys from the attendees and learning how to improve for another symposium in the future,” says Mary Greve, PA-C MPAS, PA/NP, supervisor for the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.

This event was sponsored by Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care.