APRN Residency Programs

APRN Residency Programs

The presentation will discuss how to develop and implement a nurse practitioner residency (NPR) program. NPRs are a transition to practice, where new NPs advance their clinical skills and knowledge. This will include NPRs through COVID, accreditation options, and specific diverse and unique needs of rural populations.


Amy L. Hite, EdD(c), DNP, EdS, APRN, FNP

Dr. Hite has extensive education and clinical practice in rural healthcare. This is evident through her history of service, leadership, mentoring, and organizational skills; from serving on regional, national and international boards, committees, and task forces. Dr. Hite has taught in undergraduate and graduate nursing courses at Pittsburg State University, since 2004. She developed and serves as the Coordinator for the MSN Education Program. University involvement has included Vice Director for the School of Nursing, Faculty Senate President, Co-Chair of University Budget Prioritization, and Chief Faculty Negotiation Team Leader. She has successfully secured three federal HRSA Grants: one for a rural Nurse Practitioner Residency and two for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Projects. She serves as the Project Director for the NP Residency and SANE Grants. Dr. Hite has been actively involved in the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing, since 2018. She has published and presented on simulations for NP education, SANE, NP Residencies, Professional Identity in Nursing, Sports Medicine, Osteoporosis, and Female Athlete Triad. Dr. Hite maintains her clinical practice and precepts NP students, as an Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner at a Rural Level III Trauma Center.