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Core Competencies for the APP Entering Urogynecology

Core Competencies for the Advanced Practice Provider Entering Urogynecology - An APP Training Guide has been developed to assist practices with hiring and training advanced practice providers (APP) for Urogynecology-focused offices. For the purposes of this document APP is defined as advanced practice nurses such as nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and certified nurse specialists, as well as physician assistants.

The majority of APPs who are hired to work in the field of Urogynecology do not have specific urogynecology experience and require on the job training. Currently a comprehensive training guide does not exist to support the training of APPs. This document was developed to provide a comprehensive approach to training APPs. It is not intended to be used for the purposes of certification.

Training should include observation, reading recommended sources, viewing videos and webinars and then demonstrating specific skills in the presence of an experienced colleague (MD or NP/PA). This document provides two resources:

  • Training Guide Checklist – This provides an outline of the core competencies for the Urogynecology-focused APP. A resource section is provided for each skill set area.
  • Training Guide Evaluation Form – This form utilizes the content from the training guide and creates an evaluation form for the office. The form provides a systematic approach to a competence-based assessment of the individual’s skills. This is a tool that can be used to identify areas for continued professional development.

Acknowledgements: This document was developed by the AUGS Advanced Practice, Physical Therapy, and Allied Health (APPTAH) Special Interest Group.

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