APP Spotlight

  • National Nurse Practitioner Appreciation Week – November 10 – 16, 2019

    Thank you to all our Nurse Practitioners as we acknowledge all the invaluable contributions you make to patient care in our hospitals, outpatient clinics and other healthcare settings!

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    Spotlight on Terra Beek, MSN, FNP-C

    Terra Beek, MSN, FNP-C, started the Ortho APP fellowship in July. The program is part of a rural MSK health initiative and she is primarily at UNC Rockingham Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Eden. She is an experienced UNC ED RN and graduated from UNC SON in May of this year. She spent her final semester … Continued

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    Spotlight on Laura Blanchard

    Laura Blanchard is a graduate of Campbell University, Busies Creek, North Carolina, where she received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Practice after first completing her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at East Carolina University. She currently works as a Physician Assistant in on the inpatient hematology/oncology unit at UNC Hospitals Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Laura … Continued

  • Spotlight on Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

    Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP is the first APP to join UNC’s Medical Staff Executive Committee as a Member-At-Large Out of 14 candidates, Tom was voted in to represent UNC’s Advanced Practice Providers on the MSEC. Part of this process involved the candidate writing a one to two paragraph statement of interest, including a summary … Continued

RN and Allied Health Courses (CNE and ASRT CE credit)

APP Growth Chart 2017-2019

In 2013, when the APP Center was formed, UNC had 259 APPs on staff. As of March 2018, we have 476 APPs on staff who work in 46 departments and divisions of UNC Medical Center.

These include:

  • NPs – 294
  • PAs – 99
  • CNMs – 23
  • CPPs – 38
  • CRNAs – 93

APP Credentials Chart

APP Annual Applications

Chart with total number of APPs per year.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Who We Are

UNC Health Care has established an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Center. As part of the APP Center, four components have been established:

  1. APP Center Director
  2. Steering Committee
  3. Advisory Council
  4. Credentialing Subcommittee
  5. Education Subcommittee

APP News


The NC STOP Act related to the prescribing of controlled substances and prevention of opioid misuse was signed into law June 29, 2017.

If you have any questions, please use this email to contact UNC’s Professional Compliance Office:
STOP Act Document

Great News for APPs!

A bill authorizing NPs, PAs and CNMs to sign handicap placards has been approved, effective July 12, 2017!

Link to the new law:

Employment Opportunities

Link to Job Opportunities
(Under “Job Field”, Select “Advanced Practice Provider” in the dropdown list)

Links For NPs

See the links below for NP resources. The last two are the most common certifying bodies for NPs.

NP Survival Guide To Compliance Review Audits


The NC Board of Nursing has recently developed the “NP Survival Guide to NCBON Compliance Review Audits”. The guide provides examples of documents that are kept on file for review by the NC Board of Nursing or NC Medical Board, if selected for the NCBON Compliance Review Audit.


The guide is a great resource for all Nurse Practitioner’s, whether or not randomly slected for this year’s audit.


Click the following link to find out more about the NP Compliance Review process and to view the survival guide booklet and PDF.

Note: Beginning January 1, 2008, the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board began a standardized approach to Nurse Practitioner Compliance Reviews. The purpose of the reviews is to ensure that the nurse practitioner is meeting the requirements of the Boards’ rules and regulations.

Nurse practitioners are chosen at random for a review of their practice arrangements to assure that they are in compliance with the laws and administrative rules governing their practice.

As stated in the NP rules, certain information and records shall be maintained and made available to representatives from either Board upon request. Compliance Reviews will provide the opportunity for each nurse practitioner to review the Boards’ rules and regulations governing their practice and to ensure that they and their supervising physician have the necessary mechanisms in place to meet these requirements.

NC Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602


Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Lectures

Watch Medicine Grand Rounds via Webex

Medicine Grand Rounds Lectures are presented on Thursdays 12 noon-1 pm in Room 4008, Old Clinic Auditorium. Lectures are held weekly during the academic year and suspended during the summer months. The School of Medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour(s) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 1.0 point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MoC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MoC credit. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds MoC records are maintained by Deb Hepp,, 919-966-3063.

To receive credit hours participants should sign in at this event using Poll Everywhere. More information is available here.