The purpose of this review of literature article was to create a conceptual framework model of practice recommendations and interventions that can be used to acknowledge the benefit of expanding nurse practitioner scope of practice (SOP); develop a uniform nationwide consensus APRN SOP; and reveal evidence that shows that poor patient healthcare outcomes can occur as a result of restricted NP scope of practice due to barriers created by either physician-related, political, and/or organizational opposition. According to Poghosyan, Boyd & Clarke (2015) over a 4-month period articles were used to build the model. Policy papers, research studies, including original research and reviews, and reports focused on nursing workforce in the United
There are many boundaries we must face in life. Most of them are in our field of work, called professional boundaries. “Having professional boundaries, or limitations, means always treating a patient as a client and not becoming involved in issues of his or her private life that do not directly relate to healthcare” (Booth, Whicker, Terri p.33). “Throughout the course of their professional lives, nurses interact with a variety of people in a variety of contexts, and for a variety of reasons. During these social interactions they need to be able to effectively communicate with and relate to other people” (Jane Stein-Parbury p.3).
Introduction Nurse is an important job in this century. In the early years of nursing, nurses take up simple roles to provide care and assisted the sick for their activities of daily living. As the development of healthcare industry advanced, nurse’s roles have expanded. Nursing as a career has evolved over the years. Nurses are taking up more expanded roles compared to last time.
Prior to taking this class, I had not given nursing philosophy much thought, however, after this weeks reading I realize that nursing philosophy is important for understanding “What is nursing? What is the profession of nursing? [and] What do nurses do?”. (Black, 2017, pp. 178). Having this knowledge provides focus for our roles as nurses, as well a purpose for our practice.
Outcome three in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has prepared me to use analytic methods to appraise critically existing literature and other evidence to determine and implement the best evidence for practice.(Raup, King, Hughes & Faidley, 2010). For example, at the start of the DNP program, I lacked experience in research and understanding of the literature review, now I have the ability to develop, direct and evaluate quality improvement methodologies to promote safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care. Technology and the database research assisted me in forming my question, proposal, and project by providing evidence-based data and available resources. Two key examples that facilitated my growth
First, it is important to define what it means to be an “Advanced Practice Nurse” in the state of Indiana before we can look at the stipulations set. It is defined as a registered nurse who is currently holding: knowledge acquired from a formal, and organized institution of learning, and additionally, clinical experience, or a stated board approved equivalent.
The “Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice” is an informative source put forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), that provides the necessary components of a baccalaureate nursing program, as well as a rationale as to how these core components will aid nurses in providing the highest level of competent and effective care. Within this document are nine essentials that when addressed, allow for the graduate nurse to perform as providers, designers, and managers of care in complex healthcare settings. It is a guideline that ensures that the institutions that produce baccalaureate prepared nurses, will produce ones with the highest knowledge base to allow for the most optimal level of
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has helped me to achieve the goal of outcome six by enabling me to critically analyze policy, laws, and ethics to develop, evaluate, and advocate for change that shapes financing, regulation, and delivery of nursing and health care services. At the start of the DNP program my knowledge of health policy, laws and ethics were very limited. Now since taking the DNP program, I feel I have improved knowledge and leadership skills in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and international health policy. Examples of a critical event that have inspired my growth in the DNP program include DNP-III assignment three on healthcare policies and practices. The assignment describes
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) play a vital role in the future of health care irrespective of their specialty .APRNs are often primary care providers and are at the forefront of providing preventative care to the public (Nursing World, n.d.). Advanced practice nursing roles are developing globally, and opportunities for advanced practice nursing are expanding worldwide due to the need for expert nursing care at an advanced level of practice. . The role of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is shaping the health care and the professional practice environment. Since the emerging of Affordable care Act the vale and the contributions of APRN to improve access to health care services has increased.
Scholarship Personal Statement Throughout high school, it has been my dream and aspiration to someday become a registered nurse, in the future. Nursing has always appealed to me, even though I do not understand the many facets of a nursing profession. I have always wanted to be involved in working in a healthcare setting as I spent numerous time in the hospital during my childhood, and for the birth of my daughter in 2015. I have been away from academic studies for 4 years, but I made the decision to return back. My intention of returning back to study is to build my language literacies and study skills that will assist me in a higher level of education and in achieving my aspiration of becoming a nurse in the future.