The Pros And Cons Of The Introduction Of Advanced Practice Nurses

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The demand for highly skilled nurses and physician shortage prompted the introduction of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) in the delivery of primary care in the United States. The increase in education, training, and enhanced professional standards allowed the nurses to be clinically capable. As a result, it transformed APNs in advanced roles which were only performed by physicians in the past. The increased visibility of the APN role provides a “historical benchmark” that allowed for other countries emulate this success (Schober, 2016). Many countries then start to introduce APNs in their healthcare system because of the demographic changes and demands for improved access to healthcare services (Wisur-Hokkanen et al., 2015). In order to ensure APRNs are practicing within their scope of practice, implementation of regulations will provide a safer environment for all primary and acute care patients (Miller, …show more content…

It allows the APN to be more competitive through their advanced training and education. At the same time, analyzing the limitations of the APN may help clarify their roles in the workplace setting. Poor restrictions, poor APRN-administration relations, physician opposition, and lack of understanding of APRN roles lead to barriers to APRN practice environment (Schirle et al., 2020). The challenges must be explained in order to improve the processes and factors that promote wellness among certain groups. This transition will lead to the cost-effective healthcare provided by the APNs; and to understand that this is without sacrificing quality of care. The aim of this study is to explore the scope of practice of APNs, to identify the effects of care of patients in a specific setting, and how to overcome barriers to the

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