Advanced Practice Nursing (APN)

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Introduction Advanced Practice nursing (APN) is considered the usage of a broader scope of constructive, logical and research-based expertise related to the health and well-being of patients, within a varying disciplines (DeNisco & Barker, 2013). What is the future position of APNs in the progression of our healthcare system? What role will this writer assume, educator, practitioner, population health coach, or all three? The use of theory, primarily Sister Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model, and EBP give this writer a firm foundation to develop and modify her own practice framework. Interview Summary At this point, this writer is slightly unsure of which pathway she may take, once she has completed her studies; the writer is…show more content…
A population health APN may potentially follow children and adults from varying genders, races, and ethnicity, an APN has been well trained in the management of a diverse population. Understanding and including one’s own beliefs and values, reading, examining, and mingling with these populations, also prepares any professional nurse. Even though she receives support from others, she frequently experiences animosity from physicians, noting never truly feeling treated as a colleague, in the actual sense. As a practitioner or a population health coach, both APNs considered other nurses at any level, and physicians within the same discipline, as her peers. Over the course of their professional careers, increased confidence, trust, and knowledge were the commonalities with evolving roles. The confidence and trust originates with oneself, then, includes that of her co-workers and physicians, but mostly from her patients. Maturing from the novice RN to an expert APN, the confidence and knowledge base has developed, building an individual practice and supporting patients and communities towards optimal health. Each considered autonomy the greatest privilege guaranteed them as APN. Throughout the healthcare system, ARNP are often mistakenly referred to as “doctor”; both directly correct the identification describing the difference between the two, and she is an ARNP. As healthcare is
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