APP Spotlight

  • Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, Awarded NCAPA’s 2018 PA of the Year Award

    Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, Awarded NCAPA’s 2018 PA of the Year Award

    Janelle is the first Physician Assistant Studies faculty member to receive this award since the program’s beginning in 2016. She is a clinical assistant professor with the UNC SOM Physician Assistant Studies Program and has been in practice for eight years as a PA in Emergency Medicine and women’s health. Please join with us to … Continued

APP Growth Chart 2017/2018


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 – 255
  • PAs – 76
  • CNMs – 21
  • CPPs – 36
  • CRNAs – 90

APP Credentialed through October 2018

APP Annual Applications

NP Survival Guide To Compliance Review Audits


What

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.

Why

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

Where

Click the following link to find out more about the NP Compliance Review process and to view the survival guide booklet and PDF. http://www.ncbon.com/dcp/i/nursing-practice-nurse-practitioner-compliance-review-materials

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

 

Upcoming Events

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

NC STOP Act

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:

ProComplianceUNCHC@unchealth.unc.edu
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:

https://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/Senate/PDF/S160v4.pdf

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.
http://www.ncnurses.org/practice/nurse_practitioners/

http://www.nursecredentialing.org/certification.aspx

http://www.aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/index