There are many roles and areas of practice available to graduates with a master’s degree in nursing. Changes in healthcare resulting from the passage of the Affordable Care Act offer new and innovative roles for nurses. Among these roles are direct care practice roles as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in family care, gerontology or adult health. Indirect care roles as a Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, or Nurse Informaticist are also options graduates of master’s program may choose. Regardless of the path chosen, there are core competencies that must be met for each, in addition to specific competencies related to the area of practice chosen. This paper will compare and contrast the roles of Family Nurse
There is a high significance for a nursing student completing their degree in nursing to start their career as a nurse practitioner. Nursing students must prepare to become nationally certified by an accredited body upon completion of their schooling in order to advance their career (AANP, 2016). This academic accreditation process helps to show that the students have met the requirements to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in their population focus testing. The scope of practice will be affected based on the certification that the practitioner obtains. If the Nurse Practitioner obtains a certification as a nurse specialists in pediatrics, oncology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, etc. there are scopes and standards of practices that the practitioner must not act outside of (ANA, 2016). There are also state regulation scopes of practices that allow for Nurse Practitioners to practice independently, with reduced practice, and with restricted practice. Along with these practice environments, Nurse Practitioners must abide by facility and institutional policy and procedures that outline their scope of practice (ANA, 2016). There are very few states that still allow Nurse Practitioners to practice without a national certification. These states in the future may require the nurses however to in fact take national certification as more employers and third party insurers for malpractice are looking
After many weeks of researching in-depth information pertaining to a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), researchers will discover that there are various career paths one can seek with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which is needed to start one’s difficult journey towards becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) can work with toddlers, adolescents, and young adults in an acute or primary care setting. A Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree will pave a clear path, that will help guide a Registered Nurse (RN) in the direction needed to acquire a master’s degree with a concentration in Pediatrics. As the birth rate increases, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) should feel assured that they will withhold a job. That is why pediatric clinics and pediatric hospitals are built, so that parents can be ascertained that their kids are receiving the best aids available.
In the healthcare field, there are so many occupations to choose from. Occupations and careers and important milestones in life because they not only define so much about you, but they set what you are going to do the rest of your life. The healthcare field is a field of high interest to many people. One occupation of great interest is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). An LPN is someone who works under registered nurses or physicians and takes care of sick, injured, or disabled patients.
Kentucky Board of Nursing mission statement: The Kentucky Board of Nursing protects the well-being of the public by development and enforcement of state law governing the safe practice of nursing, nursing education and credentialing. Law & Regulations: An APRN (licensed by the Board and certified by a national organization in an advanced practice role and population foci) must first determine whether the statutes (the Nurse Practice Act) prohibit the action in question. For example, an APRN designated as a Family Nurse Practitioner may not write a prescription for a Schedule II drug for 30 days. This action would be outside the APRN, designated FNP’s scope of practice. (KRS 314.011(8) (a)
NP’s scope of practice can vary depending on which state they are licensed in. It is extremely important that the NP is aware of the laws and regulations that their state has implemented. Understanding the scope of practice allows you to understand what you can and cannot do as an NP. In Arizona, NP’s are board certified and are now required to take a national certifying exam (Buppert, 2015). NP’s in Arizona have an expanded scope of practice, they can assess, manage, diagnose, and prescribe medications to patients. In Arizona, NP’s do not have to work with a physician, but can manage patients independently (Buppert, 2015).
Yes, I feel that as long as the nurse participates in a program that includes requirements of regular attendance at support group meetings, personal and active involvement with a 12-step sponsor, and close contact with a case manager or monitor of an alternative program, she should be allowed to return to work. However, the nurse should not be allowed to work in the clinical areas that are deemed the highest stress units for
The difference between two key health care team members Physician Assistant (PA) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) can be quite confusing not only to the general public, but employees in the medical field as well because there are many similarities to their education, scope of practice, and legal prescribing authority. However, there is a key difference that separates a NP from a PA and it is the philosophy of the education.
One similarity between NPs, other APNs and PAs is that, they all play a very important role in health care and patient centered approach of care is their objective. Also, their practice is based upon their education, training and certification in collaboration and under supervision of physicians. Another similarity is that, their scope of practice face limitations and restrictions in practicing be it state base or nationally. State laws and regulations act as barriers towards the broadening of PAs professional competencies same as NPs face licensure and practice laws that prevent full extent of their education practice. NP practice requires supervision, delegation, or team-management by an outside health discipline in order to provide
Advanced practice nursing (APN) can be defined in many ways and differs from basic nursing practice. ANA (2010) defines APN as incorporation and application of evidenced based practice that is accomplished during graduate school. The AACN distinguishes the role of the APN by stating that they have a direct clinical focus. AACN states that interventions taken by APNs have an impact on patient care outcomes. APNs must put patient care and health care policy first. Cockerham and Keeling define APN as specialist in nursing (2014). Each definition is very different, but they are all important concepts that make up the role of an APN. The ANA and APRN definations are very similar because they both put focus on the importance of evidenced based practice
The purpose of this posting is to discuss the nurse’s scope of practice. The nursing scope of practice includes the functions, actions, or procedures that nurses can legally perform (American Nurses Association 2010). As a registered nurse (RN), I must know what is within the scope of practice since I work under the direction of a licensed physician (MD) or advanced practice nurse (APN). The MD or APN may place an order that may not be within my scope of practice and performing that task may be harmful to the patient and result in loss of my license.
The purpose of this paper is to provide the student an opportunity to explain the role of the advanced practice nurse and develop an APN professional development plan. Advanced practice nurse is responsible for interviewing, examining, interpreting, assessing, teaching and guiding the patient.
The challenges before the health care system in the current world is different from that existed earlier. The increase in life style diseases, mental health issues, chronic illnesses and an aging population demands better strategies of care. With the growing technology and diversification of care delivery settings, the competencies required for effectively promoting health and well-being become complex. In this context, the IOM report (2010) signifies a mile stone in the advancement of nursing profession in America. The report reiterates the important role that nurses perform in the health care system. The report put forward four key messages viz., “ (i) nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training, (ii) nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic
Advance practice nurses are role are listed in literature and on the job but the truth is that it does not fall into a perfect world and everything goes as what is on paper. The job description and literature are guidelines for which advance nurses should try and follow the best way they can, but there are many circumstances that do not fall just as the book mention it would. People are not robot so you never can tell how exactly a patient is going to react. However, guidelines are there for a reason. They fall into play and gives directions that help advance nurses to stay in- line with standards and policy of the organization. The observed role gives us an idea what really happen on the job verses what the job description says.
This booklet is designed for individuals who are interested in nursing. It provides formal and complex language to give general knowledge about the careers in nursing. This booklet has a clear structure to make it easier for readers to read and it provides information to support the subject. This booklet is different from the textbook and magazine because they are smaller than the normal books and there pages normally contains 8 to 12 pages to make it convenient for individuals. This booklet is very informative and the bold text emphasises the important information that readers need.