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. Establishing an independent nursing practice is an opportunity to obtain greater autonomy in your practice and focus on a particular population or healthcare venue. As long as the NPs cannot overcome the
I provide all the information necessary which allows each patient to accept or decline care. NPs are in a position to empower patients with health knowledge, not only do I view myself as a medical provider, but also as a partner in health to influence healthy behaviors to increase positive health outcomes. The family component is crucial to improving health, as an NP I evaluate the family unit to assess for moral support. Families are encouraged to ask questions and seek assistance in dealing with complex medical issues. As a novice NP in adult/gerontology primary care and occupational health, the Shuler model will play a crucial role in my professional development as its constructs address all the essential components of an advanced practice nursing model that are important to my practice: person, health, environment, nursing and NP role. For the future, I will continue to use the Shuler model, as well as diligently assess patients, and listen to their specific needs to gain a higher level of expertise, which will only come with time and
Nurse’s role has a unique contribution in the interprofessional team. The interprofessional team are group of individuals in a various healthcare disciplines communicating and working together towards common goals to provide quality, individualized care for patients. Each team members from different profession and occupation collaborates, supports, enhances, and provides knowledge, skills, and attitudes to coordinate processes and interventions. Nurse’s offers specialized service to society to meet the health care needs of their clients.
Each morning patients came in for assessment and the treatment team developed or altered existing treatment protocols. I longed to be part of this team, working to stabilize each patient so they could return home to pursue their goals. The nurses stood out to me as the team members at ground zero in the unit, working directly with patients, and advocating for them in meetings. As a Nurse Practitioner, I will provide this same standard of holistic care to my patients, taking into consideration their biological, social, psychological and cultural needs while developing and implementing treatment decisions.
Nurses are critical for promoting health in the society. The profession is highly flexible, since they specialize in diverse operations in the medical field. Registered nurses, for instance, are responsible for the administration of medicine and inoculations to patients (American Nurses ' Association, 2000). Additionally, these professionals observe, record, and enlighten doctors of any changes in a patient’s health. Nurses interpret and evaluate diagnostic examinations to determine an individual’s condition, as well as making the necessary adjustments in patient treatment plans on their health progress. In collaboration with other medical personnel, nurses engage in the development and enactment of patient care plans. Furthermore, they provide education to families and groups on various health issues such as disease prevention, among others.
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
Advance practice Nursing origins date back more than a century. Advance practice nursing roles do not stand apart from nursing rather it builds on foundation and core values of nursing discipline (Hamric, Hanson, Tracy & O’Grady, 2014). Advance practice nurses (APN’s) are distinctive of other healthcare professionals such as doctors and physician assistants because of their holistic approach and its nursing framework at its core. Barbara J Safriet’s article ‘Health care dollars and regulatory sense: The role of advanced practice nursing’ highlights the effectives of APN’s in terms of both quality and cost effectiveness and challenges barriers to practice. This paper is the reaction to the article and will identify the two issues
In conclusion, APNs are equipped to deliver the same safe, efficient, and high- quality care as physicians. The clinical and professional background of nurses gives them an extraordinary opportunity to change the healthcare landscape and promote cost-effective, compassionate, and patient-centered care for people. In a study performed by Dill, Pankow, Erikson, & Shipman (2013), the patient preferred the APN to physicians due to greater accessibility, more personalized and compassionate care, increased comfort with communication, and past positive
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). These studies illustrates that NPs can play a key role in providing services to health care market.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has identified nine essentials that are incorporated into master’s nursing programs in order to help guide the practice of advance practice nurse (APN). Essential II outlines how an APN can utilize organizational and systems leadership to promote safer and more cost effective care to patients. By incorporating effective leadership skills, APN’s can impact healthcare reform and quality improvements for the patient, institution and the community. According to the American Association of College of Nursing (2011), a effective leader assumes and applies the skills of communication, collaboration, negotiation, delegation, and coordination. APN’s must establish and maintain healthy working relationships
As pointed out, the opportunities for a nurse transitioning from an AD position to a BSN position are diverse and endless. Patients, healthcare facilities and the nursing profession benefit from advanced degree nurses. The nurse’s ability to comprehensively assess the needs of patients and provide evidenced based practice benefits patients by improving outcomes. The use of evidenced based practices assists facilities with achieving accreditation requirements (Grove, Burns, Gray, 2013). Most importantly, nurses receive self-gratification for their
Advanced practice nurses (APN) have a vital role in the future of health care, especially since the enactment of the Affordable Health Care Act. With more citizens having health insurance coverage they will be seeking health care providers, and there are not enough physicians to care for them all. According to Letiziam (2014), advance practice nurses are licensed autonomous health care providers that have been trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients and their conditions. Advanced practice nursing is an umbrella that covers four separate roles of nurses, this includes: the certified nurse midwife (CNM), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), certified nurse practitioner (CNP), and certified nurse specialist (CNS).
Several individuals in the audience wanted to know more in details about the student’s DNP project. The DNP student stated that she has not implemented her project yet and it could not be discussed at the moment. The DNP student did discuss on how everyone, whether a nurse or not, can advocate for the community. The DNP discussed on the pros on advancing one’s education. DNP essential eight: Advanced Nursing Practice is not just entitiled to practice in hospitals. These individuals practice in hospitals, clinics, home health, and in the
Recently the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) became a very important profession due to the major changes in the healthcare system and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) goals that focus on providing patients with affordable but quality care, improving patient health outcomes, expanding care to the underserved areas, and lowering the costs. It became apparent that over the years nurses played an important role in healthcare system. According to the National Governors Association (2012) “The demand for primary care services in the United States is expected to increase over the next few years, particularly with the aging and growth of the population and the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)” (p. 1). In addition,
The focus of this role analysis paper will be on the role of the family nurse practitioner (FNP), specifically within New Mexico, since the scope of practice can vary from state to state. An FNP, also referred to as simply nurse practitioner (NP) in many studies, is a nurse with an advanced practice degree as well as national certification. Their focus is on preventative care for people of all ages, from young children up to elderly adults. A majority of FNPs work in primary care clinics, but are not limited to this field, some also work within hospitals or in specialized clinics as well. When discussing the difference between the NP and the clinical nurse specialist, one study stated that "initially developed to meet the needs of underserved