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
This paper will compare and contrast the roles of Family Nurse
Practice Policy Appropriate health care continues to be one of the major challenges throughout the nation. Financial and educational hindrances can produce negative health effects on individuals and communities. Advanced practice nurses can implement their evidence based knowledge and skills within any environment to increase the knowledge and health of the surrounding populations. However, nurse practitioners must comply with the protocols and laws mandated by the board of nursing. This paper will discuss the setting in which nurse practitioners practice in, along with the laws and limitations that they must adhere to at all times.
Before working in the health care field, soon to be registered nurses have to follow procedures in order to achieve their current proposition. RNs are included as one of the certified occupations from predetermined standards, which is required by taking courses and final examinations. Students must graduate from an accredited program and obtaining an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in nursing. The nursing degree completion is subject to the will of determination in accomplishing the courses in two years to achieve an associate degree or four years for a bachelor’s degree. After graduating, candidates are advised to register for the computerized NCLEX-RN examination for a cost of $200.
Training required 12 months in the medical, surgical, and maternity wards in the hospital, lectures and instruction by doctors, as well as four months of work as a private duty nurse
APRN’s have more access to EHR. For example, they have access to pictures of MRI, Echo and x-rays. Business/Finance Family Nurse Practitioners play a significant role in delivering cost effective health care to the community by emphasizing more on healthy life styles, preventive health care and provide better primary care compared to physicians by listening to the patients and spending more time with
Role of Family Nurse Practitioners: Case Study The shortage of primary care physicians has been a problem in health care system and will continue to the next decade due to increasing of aging population. According to National Governors Association (NAG) (2012), the growth of the aging population combined with the initiative of the Affordable Care Act, the problem of primary care providers shortage is worsening. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are educated and prepared to perform primary care services as physicians do. More importantly, studies showed that NPs’ role as primary care providers achieve equal or higher patient satisfaction rates (Evangelista et al., 2011, Albers-Heitner et al., 2013).
The nurse must hold a current and active RN license, and a American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification. The professional development requirements and a minimum of 1,000 practice hours have to be completed before the five years. If the nurse possess a practitioner or clinical nurse specialist certification credential the practice needs to be in that area. Finally, the nurse have to pay a fee. The second alternative of renewal is substitute the 1,0000 practice hours with a test.
This paper explores how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) addresses the Family and Medical Leave Act (FML) in regards to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Dietrich (2013) defined how The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted into law in 1993 to allow up to 12 weeks of time off for employees to care for themselves or immediate family members who had a serious medical condition. FMLA is not an anti-discrimination law, it is an entitlement law and a very complex one. The resulting
The article grabbed the attention of many including the legislators and policy makers who failed to recognize the contribution of nurse practitioners in making healthcare more affordable and accessible. The aftermath of this article is the current state of advance nursing practice. Even though we have not overcome all the barriers but there has been a lot of improvements in existing barriers. As Safriet mentioned in her article that nurse practitioners can be fundamental in restructuring the complex healthcare system. Nurse practitioners have repeatedly proved that they can provide cost-effective and high quality care to patients of all
Texas is home to nearly 10,000 nurse practitioners. Nurse practitioners (NPs) in Texas do not have as many freedoms as NP 's in many other states. In fact, Texas falls at the lower end of the spectrum regarding the freedoms it offers nurse practitioners. House Bill 1885 would grant full practice authority in Texas to all advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including nurse practitioners (NPs). It would authorize APRNs to evaluate and diagnose patients; order and interpret diagnostic tests; and initiate and manage treatments; prescribing of medications, these are currently job descriptions of APRNs and NPs that they are already doing, however, it would move these items under the exclusive licensure authority of the Texas Board of Nursing.
As we have been noted the role and the scope of practice of the nurse practitioners in the healthcare system are unmeasurable. The nurse practitioners (NPs) play a tremendous role in providing healthcare to the people in the United States. Their presence has been recognized in developing the health care industry not only in the US but also globally. Despite the role that the NPs have played into the healthcare system, they still encounter some challenges that can impact their practice. One of these challenges is the NP autonomy of practice.
n.d.). To transform future Nursing required the federal and state action to use current resources provide RN with Associate degree more chance and low-cost RN to BSN program, to meet the need of future. So far, no legislative law to allow and encourage the community college open the RN to BSN program. Only the University offer the RN to BSN program. Hence, to meet the future nursing and quality patient care needs, we urge to create a legislative
Upon enrolling in a master’s degree program, completion of an undergraduate degree program in Nursing is necessary. In the process of completing the undergraduate degree program, prepare to pass the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses, also know as the NCLEX-RN. Be sure to complete all clinical hours. Entry into a master’s program requires applicants to have a nursing license and valid work experience. Future Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) must complete nursing science courses.
The ANA standards of practice are rules and regulations. They are not actual laws. State laws are much harder to change and require legislative action to do so. The ANA has 15 standards of practice (1-6) and professional performance (7-15) which are: Standard 1 – Assessment, Standard 2 – Diagnosis, Standard 3 - Outcomes Identification, Standard 4 – Planning, Standard 5 – Implementation, Standard 6 – Evaluation, Standard 7 - Quality of Practice, Standard 8 – Education, Standard 9 - Professional Practice Evaluation Standard 10 – Collegiality, Standard 11 – Collaboration, Standard 12 – Ethics, Standard 13 – Research, Standard 14 - Resource Utilization, &Standard 15 – Leadership How often do RN’s renew their license and what is the consequence of not