A Nurse Practitioner

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In 1893 a graduate nurse, Lillian Wald, founded the Henry Street Settlement (HSS). The purpose of HSS was to assess the needs of the poor population that lived in the overcrowded, and rat infested tenements. The HSS visiting nurse program visited thousands of patients and obtained standing orders for emergency medications, and treatments. In the 1930s developed the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) which was considered to be the first primary Nurse Practitioner (NP) role. The FNS nurses made diagnoses, and treated patients, while dispensing herbs, medicines with the acceptance of the medical advisory committee. In 1931 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) was founded. In 1965 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) certification program begins, and in 1995 Clinical Nurse Specialists formed.
The Role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with an Acute Critical Nurse Practitioner in an Acute Care Setting
The Acute Critical Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) that was interviewed for the paper works at Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA. She has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist for over twenty years and graduated from University of Massachusetts of Nursing (UMB). The interview was conducted at Boston Medical Center (BMC) in a room outside of the Intensive Critical Care unit where we could have fewer distractions. The ACNP that was interviewed will be referred to as HW.
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Role /Scope of Practice
HW works on a very busy Medical Intensive Care…
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