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Inova’s APP Transition into Practice (TIP) program supports new-to-practice nurse practitioners and physician assistants during their first year out of school. All incoming APPs with less than one year of APP experience are automatically enrolled in the program.

Participants meet once per month for six months, exploring topics designed to enhance their integration into the health system while forming collaborative relationships with other new and experienced APPs. Each month, participants receive content on professional development, organizational resources, and select clinical topics. All APP TIP program participants are offered opportunities to pair with a mentor during their first year of practice.

Examples of program content:

Professional Content

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Legal Practice
  • Ethics
  • Conducting Family Meetings
  • Conflict management
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership
  • Emotional intelligence

Organizational Content

  • Library resources
  • Nutrition
  • Case Management
  • Pharmaceutical Operations
  • Epic Tips
  • Government Relations
  • Quality, experience, & safety
  • Coding and Billing

Clinical Content

  • Individual case studies
  • Imaging applications
  • Substance Abuse Resources
  • Cardiology Essentials
  • Diabetes Fundamentals
  • Acute pain management 
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Social Determinants of Health