Nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who have received special courses and training. They usually work closely with doctors and can perform many high-level primary care tasks. They often specialize in specific types of practice such as pediatrics, psychiatry, or obstetrics. Some establish private practices; however, most work in doctors' offices, hospitals, or neighborhood health centers. Their duties often include taking detailed medical histories and performing complete physical exams, providing diagnoses and recommending treatment plans, treating common medical conditions, illnesses, and injuries, prescribing limited medications, and counseling patients and families. They also care
The health care industry is experiencing a surge in the number of baby-boomers needing health care and increased demands on the physicians providing the care. This trend has made the role of Advanced practice providers more important (cite). It is imperative to understand the differences and similarities in the advanced practice provider roles as it pertains to healthcare. This paper will identify specialty nursing roles including advanced practice registered nurses (APRN). It will further compare and contrast the advanced practice nurse (APN) and physician assistant (PA) roles in practice.
According to the Texas, Nurse Practitioner can be well defined as a registered nurse who has advanced education and clinical training in a specialty area. They provide as a primary healthcare provider from children to the elderly population patients. They can address both acute and chronic disease conditions in the patients. Texas is more thorough and complete than the other states according to my own individual research. Board Rule 221 requires that one identifies the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you have been licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing.
My name is Leonardo Mastache, of Cuban origins, and I have been a nurse for exactly ten years. Most of my work have been in medical surgical and telemetry. About eight years ago I relocated from the crowded city of Miami to Naples, Florida, which I find to be a pleasant place to live in. Here I work at Naples Community Hospital (NCH), and recently transferred to an oncology unit to gain some understanding of how to work with patients that have been diagnosed with different types of cancer.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has identified nine essentials that are incorporated into master’s nursing programs to help direct the practice of advanced practice nurses (APN’s). Essential II outlines how an APN can utilize organizational and systems leadership to promote safer and more cost effective care. By incorporating effective leadership skills, APN’s can help transform healthcare and make quality improvements for the patient, the institution, and the community. According to the American Association of College of Nursing (2011), an effective leader assumes and applies “the skills of communication, collaboration, negotiation, delegation, and coordination” (p. 11). APN’s must be able to establish and maintain a healthy
Nursing, as the largest health care profession in the United States, plays a tremendous role in health promotion and delivery of care. From the 2.7 million employed registered nurses to the current Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, nursing infiltrates all aspects of healthcare (Bureau of Statistics, 2015). Therefore, as a profession, nursing must understand the intricacies of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and within its framework develop strategies to “advance nursing, health, and healthcare through education, clinical practice and research,” (Young et al, 2017). This paper aims to review portions of the ACA as it pertains to nursing, and offer an example of nurse practitioner innovation in practice.
The profession of nursing includes: promoting health, preventing illness, as well as providing care. NUR 102 teaches student nurses, like myself, a wide range of information and knowledge needed in order to become a successful nurse and also aids in the preparation for clinical placement. Nonetheless, this course teaches essay writing, critical thinking, nursing theories, as well as the roles and responsibilities that I will have as a nurse.
Advanced Practice Nursing Nurses play an integral role in provision and maintenance of high quality health care and medical services in the any community. After completing their undergraduate studies, nurses can decide to pursue specific fields such as midwifery, anesthetics, and clinical nursing. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), nurses who have acquired post graduate education like masters, post masters or doctorate degrees can perform medical tasks such as diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses, as well as provide primary health care services to patients without the supervision of a physician. These advanced practice nurses have attained that capacity from years of educational training, skills, and experience. Different states may have different requirement for registering Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), but their functions, once registered are almost similar in all states in America, and other parts of the world.
Imagine you are in a boat, heading up stream you and your teammates had to get to the finish line first. The whole team was rowing at different times the boat would hardly move at all. In fact, it would be chaos as the current sucked you back toward the starting line. On the other hand if you worked concise as a team and rowed together you would get to the finish line first and hardly be effected by the current at all. This can be carried over into a hospital setting. The team of doctors and nurses face an uphill battle against the patient (the current) to get them to the finish line (curing the patient). If the team only does their individual roles it can anticipated the patient will get worse or could possibly die. However, if the team works together collaboratively, going above and beyond to fill their role, but also communicate to other team members, it would be safe the say the patient will be cured faster. According to QSEN, the definition of team work and collaboration is “Function effectively within
Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) caring for the underprivileged helped to advance the process of becoming primary care providers. With advanced nursing skills and primary care abilities APNs are able to give care to rural and poor communities. The concept of APNs providing care to the poverty-stricken communities has broadened APNs scope of practice. Lillian Wald, a public health nurse, established the Henry Street Settlement (HSS) to provide care to the poor in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She had a vision to reach out and help as many poverty-stricken people as possible. Wald states that the demand for healthcare was increased (Wald, 1922). Loretta Ford stated that chaos with social, political, and legal created time for greater nursing
The national league for nurses defines critical thinking in the nursing process as “a discipline specific, reflective reasoning process that guides a nurse in generating, implementing, and evaluating approaches for dealing with client care and professional concerns” (Kozier, 2008). This definition is imperative to help a nursing student learn how to think in terms of nursing care. Nursing students must achieve a comprehensive understanding of critical thinking in order to understand the nursing process. The purpose for this paper is for nursing students to learn how to use the nursing process, how to properly document their findings and assessments, and correctly implement APA formatting in a formal paper.
The following is a case study of a 45-year old female patient; presented with a one-month history of sharp upper back pain. Consequently, this pain was felt at the hand of a motor vehicle accident. In the paper, I will recount the means of what take place in the by-product of an X-ray image; which fell outside acceptance limits for the designated view. The investigation described here will contrive the methodology necessary to succeed an X-ray image to fall under acceptance limits.
According to the Arslanian, Hicks, Whall and Algase (2005) nursing theories have unique views. Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) not only focus on diagnosis and medical intervention but also considers family, environment and patient responses in their plan of care. This makes them different from other health care providers like physicians and physicians assistants (Arslanian et al., 2005). I agree that it is important for us as an APN to use theories to guide our own advanced practice because theory gives identification to nurses, and distinguishes nurses from other profession by its unique contribution to the clinical practice. Nursing is an autonomous profession (Kenny, 2013). Nursing theory provides various information to understand the patient
The study examined the effectiveness of the multiple interventions used in transitions of care. Thus, reducing patient readmission. In this research, a qualitative method was incorporated and adults that will discharge to home, are included in this study.