Lynn Gaddis, DNP, APRN, CNP-BC

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Gaddis’s research addresses the benefits of fellowship programs for new graduate advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to enhance the transition, satisfaction, and retention of new graduates and improve patient care. Recognizing the long-standing issue of transitional stresses and high turnover rates for new APRNs, Dr. Gaddis examines the effects of structured fellowship programs as compared with current orientation practices to improve role satisfaction and retention for newly hired graduate APRNs. She is particularly interested in how 3-to-12-month residency or fellowship programs offered to new APRNs within the first year of employment may bolster job satisfaction and role development and improve engagement and retention.