Strengths And Weaknesses Of APRN

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The role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is multifaceted. According to the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation (CMAR), the APRN is a registered nurse (RN) who has a finished an accredited graduate-level program to become a particular APRN. The APRN expands one’s expertise beyond the practice of an RN to provide more autonomous and comprehensive care (APRN Consensus Work Group & National Council of State Boards of Nursing [NCSBN] APRN Advisory Committee, 2008). Upon reviewing the American Nurses Association’s Standards of Care and Professional Performance, the CMAR, and the local state’s Nurse Practice Act, the APRN may gain insight into one’s scope of practice. However, there are strengths and weaknesses associated with these APRN standards and scope of practice statements that the APRN must consider. …show more content…

The ANA provides the information on how the APRN can uphold the standards written by the ANA; this helps the APRN ensure competency in these standards. These provisions inform that an APRN must be held accountable, must meet all requirements to practice, such as meeting the education and licensure requirements, and must answer to the APRN’s local BON. From all of these resources, the APRN is equipped to fully practice to one’s extent, such as performing advanced assessments and providing tailored treatment plans. Another strength provided by these organizations is the provision of detailed definitions of each subset of APRN, such as certified nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists; this helps clarify each subset’s role as an

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