Family Nurse Practitioner: A Case Study

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This nurse’s plan as a registered nursing and student is to become an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with a specialty certification in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The geographical area in the state of California is in a community with patients having health disparities and it is an underserved population. Healthy people 2020 identified patients with healthy disparities as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, personnel living in nursing homes with disabilities, individuals living in rural areas, and women households with children (Centers for Disease and Control, 2015). The writer’s role as a FNP working in these underserved population will include doing assessments, diagnosis and treatments of common conditions, as well as preventative care services such as ordering laboratory work, medical tests, and prescriptions (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2015; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, n.d).…show more content…
Currently, in California NPs practice autonomously, and under Prescriptive Authority or Independent prescribing whereas no physician is required as a supervisor. Therefore, identified in this plan is the ability for obtaining, DEA number for prescriptive authority, processes for obtaining an NPI number, processes for acquiring certification, the importance of professional and liability insurance, and a lifelong learning and professional development strategy to help further the nursing discipline as an doctor nurse practice
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