Nursing FNP Training Agreement with Goodfellow AFB Clinic
June 05, 2017
The agreement was signed at ASU on June 2 by Dr. Wrennah Gabbert, chair of the ASU Department of Nursing; Col. Steve Van De Walle, commander of the 17th Medical Group; and Lt. Col. Kari Stone, commander of Goodfellow’s 17th Medical Operations Squadron.
Students in ASU’s Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program will begin completing clinical practicums in the Goodfellow Clinic this fall.
“At the Goodfellow Clinic, our FNP students will get to see patients from across the lifespan,” Gabbert said, “from pre-natal care to senior citizens. They will also get to see a fast-paced clinic environment, and they will get a real-life view of the established team that is in place and how they allocate their resources, make patient referrals and provide continuity of care. The Air Force is also interested in having nurse practitioners join the military as mid-level health care providers.”
This training affiliation agreement is the first such agreement between ASU and Goodfellow AFB since 2007. ASU previously sent student nurses in the Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program to the Goodfellow Clinic for clinical practicums from 1997-2007. The new agreement will be reviewed every nine years.
On a related note, ASU’s Department of Physical Therapy also recently signed a training affiliation agreement with the 17th Medical Group for students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program to complete clinical practicums at the Goodfellow Clinic.