Advanced Practice Registered Nurses(APRNs) have expanded in numbers and competencies over the past several years. Because of the increasing needs of APRNs, they are being highly valued and became an integral part of the healthcare system. APRNs include Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Certified nurse-midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Certified Nurse Practitioners. Each has a distinct history and context but shares the commonality of being APRNs. They are educationally prepared to presume responsibility and liability for health promotion or maintenance, assessment, diagnosis and management of patient problems which includes the use and prescription of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
Escape Fire “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” is a documentary concerning the state of health care in the United States. It alleges that the American healthcare system is a broken system that mainly focuses on getting as many people treated the healthcare system, without actually treating their true medical issues. It challenges that the healthcare system is more about bringing in revenue than providing adequate medical care. It further contends that the healthcare system is more about increasing healthcare numbers than improving health.
2014). LPN or practical nursing is, “the performance for compensation of selected acts for the promotion of health and in the care of persons who are ill, injured, or experiencing alterations in normal health processes.” (Scheidt, L. 2014). All nursing care by an LPN should be giving under the supervision of a registered nurse. APRN is a registered nurse with advanced education and additional training from a nationally accredited program (Scheidt, L. 2014).
They assess, diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses as well as preventative healthcare for individuals and families. As their care is family-centered, they must also be able to understand the relevance of the family’s identified community. In addition to the nine essentials as outlined by the AACN, the FNP must meet competencies in advanced health assessment skills in order to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings. They should able to use screening and diagnostic strategies to develop diagnosis and they must be able to prescribe medications to enable them to work as independent practitioners (Competencies for Nurse Practitioners, 2012). In order to meet these competencies, the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation (2008) requires three separate graduate-level courses in advanced physiology and pathophysiology, health assessment and pharmacology as well as appropriate clinical experiences across the age
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.
Expectations, how they began their journey, cornerstone courses, how the new knowledge increased self-awareness, feelings of empowerment, overcoming challenges, awareness of the big picture and impact personal nursing practice. Reasons for returning to school included personal achievement, pressure from employers, and looking to advance career options. Beginning the journey ultimately requires personal motivation, contemplating priorities, overcoming financial and time constraints. Choosing a BSN program that offers convenience, quality, preferred mode of instruction, flexibility and affordability. Most participants preferred a program offering cornerstone curriculum of research, theory, leadership and community health.
The mission statement of any healthcare organization must relay the true purpose. Hofstrand (2009) suggested that a statement of mission is a universal announcement of how your vision will be achieved. The vision and the mission are directly connected. Both need to be simple and easy to appreciate and remember. The focus of the company would be on all the patients and the mission statement would look something like that: “New Mexico Essential Healthcare is a non-profit organization that operates throughout the state.
In the transition of the associate degree in nursing (ADN) to the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), colleges prepare nurses in the leadership role by increasing their knowledge of community health nursing, ethical aspects, and being able to apply enhanced patient care through research and evidence-based practice. The elements that retain and increase the completion of the RN to BSN program by the nurses are met by providing access to organizations and offering foreign aide health missions. ADN nurses with an improved education to the BSN are more prepared to tackle potential nursing challenges and have better patient
Nurse practitioners play an important role in healthcare in every state. However, each state has specific regulations pertaining to state regulations that guide prescriptive practice related to educational requirements, advance practice licensure requirements, and prescriptive authority (specifically controlled substances) of nurse practitioners. This paper will analyze the governing regulations of nurse practitioners in three states with full practice authority, reduced practice authority, and restricted practice authority. It will compare and contrast Washington D.C., New York, and Georgia, which have similar educational and licensure requirements, but vastly different approaches to the scope of practice in their respective states.
My knowledge in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) continues to expand as I progress through the DNP program. The knowledge I have attained while in the study of the DNP I and DNP II is priceless. For example, recognizing stakeholders and utilizing networking has helped me to progress on my DNP project (Gokenbach, 2012). I also have a better understanding as well as the purpose of a DNP project. My mentors have been great in directing me in remaining on the right track.
If you’re fortunate to get a support network that can assist you towards this course, you should take advantage of such opportunities and register for an accelerated BSN program. Before you consider this challenge, here are some skills you’ll acquire: • You’ll understand and master the art of communicating with patients, their families, and healthcare providers in order to coordinate care and support the vulnerable population. • Horn your clinical reasoning and critical thinking to improve patient
A mentor in nursing is defined as someone who can facilitate learning, supervise and asses nursing students in a practice setting. This in turn produces efficient and effective students who become competent and will have mastered the craft and art of caring. Mentorship is significant to students as it helps students develop their professional identities, attributes and competence and also enables students to learn through the creation of the supportive working and learning environment as an individual (Clutterbuck 2004). Decisions taken by mentors in assessing students have significant impacts on securing the nursing workforce in the future. This is because they help safeguard the ongoing excellence in the delivery of personalized patient care while making a major contribution to the development of the nursing profession.