Advanced Practice Registered Nurses At A Glance

Premier Nursing News

By Deborah Matosky, APRN

Did you know….. that Premier Health employs and/or credentials approximately 250 advanced practice registered nurses to provide patient care across the network?

Did you know.....that a strategic goal for Premier Health is to be the preferred place of employment for all APRNs in southwest Ohio?

Did you know…..Premier advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants have a system-wide leadership group comprised of APRNs and PAs representing every division of care delivery in our network?

Did you know…..that advanced practice educational opportunities occur quarterly, free of charge with 1 hour of CME credit, and are inclusive of a light meal?

Did you know…..that this dynamic leadership group is working together with Premier executive nursing management to streamline practice, broaden utilization, and increase visibility of APRNs across the network?

This leadership committee reports directly to Syl Trepanier DNP, the chief nursing officer of the network.  We meet monthly to discuss important practice topics for our network colleagues, we review legislative issues that relate to our practice, organizational practice support, licensure and credentialing, educational development, and any other topics of interest to APRNs and PAs in our network. We are actively integrated into several nursing practice leadership teams working toward our application for system-wide Magnet status coming up in Fall of 2017. 

A sample of topics that we have been working on lately are: 

  • Access to student note templates for APRN students who precept with us
  • Development of an APRN onboarding fellowship
  • Planning for our spring APRN professional CME conference
  • Gathering data on APRN benefits across the network to work with leadership to replicate the benefit profile as much as possible system-wide.

We encourage you to become actively involved in our journey as advanced practice registered nurses within this dynamic health care network. The leadership committee is looking for a few more members from the Premier HealthNet group and from the acute-care environments.  Also needed are interested parties who would be willing to help develop a standardized curriculum for our orientation/fellowship for APRNs who are new to our system.

Please don’t hesitate to contact committee chairman Debbi Matosky at or committee co-chairman Erin Kelly at

Local representatives include Melissa Peterangelo at Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018), Emilee Bird at Atrium Medical Center, and Diana Goettemoeller at Upper Valley Medical Center. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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