Overview Of Nursing Practitioner's Core Competencies

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Introduction Nursing Practitioner Core Competencies create a structure that prepare nurse practitioners to be excellent providers in an ever-changing medical world (Thomas, Crabtree, Delaney, Dumas, Kleinpell, Logsdon, & et al., 2011). Through the context of nursing theory, the competencies give further insight in the role they play in structuring holistic patient care plans for individuals and communities. This paper will review different aspects of varying nursing theories to provide context to the core competencies.
Scientific Foundation Scientific foundation competencies cover the need to analyze data and translate it into knowledge, to improve nursing practices and patient outcomes (Thomas et al., 2011). Charlotte Roberts reviews steps …show more content…

Imogene King covers the creation of collaborative goals that can be effectively used to reach quality competencies. This model requires nurses to collect data about the patient, and then verify the interpretation of the data with the patient. This insures that both sides agree from the beginning before goals are created. Each patient varies in their needs, and quality requires that nurses be proactive in implementing new and creative ways to provide access to healthcare that is cost efficient and safe for each patient (Thomas et al., 2011). King reaches this goal by including the patient in the creation of the goals. This allows for an open dialogue to discuss how interventions can be implemented, and how to achieve these goals. It enables the patient and caregiver to early on identify struggles that may interfere with goal attainment, and creates a trusting relationship where problems can be identified (Current Nursing, …show more content…

Advocating for the creation and adaptation of policies to insure honesty, quality and access is part of the policy competencies (Thomas et al., 2011). By utilizing the tools in the Adaption Model, nurse practitioners can adapt health care policy across disciplines, and assess the impact globalization will have on the creation of policy. Adaptability allows for the creation of policies for a variety of patients. There are great variations in ethnicity, religion, environmental factors and rituals that must be accounted for when creating health care policy. The ability to adapt knowledge and ideas into ethical policies and practice contributes to the creation of successful and quality healthcare (Current Nursing,

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