Endorsed by the ACR Board of Directors in February 2017, the RCO is now available online.
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Mary Beth Nierengarten is a freelance medical journalist based in Minneapolis.
The Rheumatology Curriculum Outline could establish a pattern of lifelong learning for the NP/PA; serve as a recruitment tool for rheumatologists and aid in retaining NPs/PAs; encourage NPs/PAs to dedicate their careers to rheumatology; make it possible for trained NPs/PAs to serve as mentors for other NPs/PAs; and allow for the development of future funding opportunities to educate and train NPs/PAs in rheumatology using the RCO in a variety of settings. *adapted from Ref. 1.
- Smith BJ, Bolster MB, Slusher B, et al. Core curriculum to facilitate the expansion of a rheumatology practice to include nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 May;70(5):672–678.
- Battafarano DF, Ditmyer M, Bolster MB, et al. 2015 American College of Rheumatology workforce study: Supply and demand projections of adult rheumatology workforce, 2015–2030. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 April;70(4):617–626.