Professional Satisfaction of Advanced Practice Providers in Primary Care Specialties

Danielle J. O'Laughlin, Jennifer A. Bold, Darrell R. Schroeder, Petra M. Casey

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This prospective study focuses on professional satisfaction among advanced practice providers (APPs) in primary care. We aimed to determine whether incorporating specialty care clinics within primary care practices increases professional satisfaction. We administered the validated Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale and a self-developed demographic questionnaire to all primary care APPs before and one year after implementation of a gynecology practice within the primary care setting. APPs practicing in a dual-role specialty practice reported higher overall professional satisfaction; professional growth; intrapractice partnership/collegiality; professional, social, and community interaction; and benefits than their primary care-only counterparts. We concluded that professional satisfaction among APPs may contribute to staff retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-290
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Healthcare Management
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health Policy
  • Strategy and Management


Dive into the research topics of 'Professional Satisfaction of Advanced Practice Providers in Primary Care Specialties'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this