Tracy Kinner, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, NP-C
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Southern Indiana
Dr. Tracy Kinner is the director of a HRSA NEPQR Primary Care grant which focuses on integrating nursing students and medical residents into a primary care setting. This setting serves rural and vulnerable populations and has successfully introduced undergraduate nursing students with other disciplines who serve the primary care setting.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Collaboration between nursing and business faculty, clinical practice staff, and a graduate business student led to the formation of a business model for primary care (PC). This model demonstrates that optimizing practice in the interprofessional clinical learning environment has a direct positive impact on patient care. Primary care practice challenges include fragmented and duplicated services and insufficient care coordination resulting in increased cost and decreased quality. Registered nurses practicing at their full scope of practice (FSP) can alleviate fragmented care, improve care…