Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician Assistant (PA) Resources

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) provides a variety of information, resources, competencies and training programs to support the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in hospital medicine. These tools have been developed to help support the advancement of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and to help foster a collaborative relationships with the healthcare team to ensure the highest quality of care.

NP and PA Education Resources


Billing and Reimbursement

The Hospital Leader Blog

The Hospital Leader features bloggers who provide insights and expertise on the most compelling issues in the specialty of hospital medicine. In addition to the core team of bloggers, SHM welcomes guest bloggers to contribute their insight and perspective to The Hospital Leader.  Please email Meghan Mallouk at if you’re interested in writing a post for The Hospital Leader.

House Elves of Hospital Medicine by Tracy Cardin, ACNP, FHM
I read a fascinating article from ProPublica about an NP, Heather Alfonso, who pleaded guilty in June to accepting $83,000 in payments from a drug company in exchange for prescribing a high priced drug used to treat cancer pain. However disturbing this is, notably in the data released by the federal government on payments by [...]

Dates and Deadlines

SHM NP/PA Committee
Deadline: October 16, 2015

SHM is currently accepting applications for appointments to 20+ committees. Appointments will be made in January 2016, and the term will run March 2016-March 2017.

To apply, visit or contact for more information.

*Current Committee members do not need to re-apply.

Apply before November 20, 2015 to meet the deadline for the SHM Fellow in Hospital Medicine Class of 2016.

Click here to learn more about the eligibility requirements for earning a Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation.

For more detailed information, click the webinar below which provides an in depth overview of the entire application, as well as provides feedback from current SHM members with FHM and SFHM designations including Lorraine Britting, MS, NP-C-, SFHM.