Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Lisa VanGetson

Second Advisor

Sue Catshall

Third Advisor

Joyce Miller


Family Nurse Practitioners provide efficient, cost effective and safe care to patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Through the implementation of a clinical care practice model, the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner is a part of the multidisciplinary team caring for the outpatient surgical population. Patient satisfaction, system and patient benefits, including potential for increased revenue and effects on continuity of care across the spectrum of the surgical journey will be evaluated. This scholarly project examines the evidence in the form of literature review, conceptual and theoretical frameworks to evaluate the 1:1 clinical care model utilizing a Family Nurse Practitioners as part of the multidisciplinary team in the care of the outpatient surgical patient. The model was presented to a group of perioperative professionals belonging to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Feedback in the form of a guided discussion and notecards provided networking opportunities, grey literature ideas, and further ideas for implementation locations. The eight Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing were accomplished through completion of the project.


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