Advanced Practice Nursing Roles

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Advanced Practice Nursing Roles
Pauline Okwuosa
South University

Advanced Practice Nursing Roles
Between the mid1960’s to 80’s, physicians collaborated with nurses who had clinical experience and those who were interested in obtaining experience. In 1965, low-income women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities were covered under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This sudden availability of coverage increased the demand for expanded primary care services, but physicians were unable to meet this demand, so nurses who were qualified to expand their roles and meet the demand of the growing need of primary care services, where available to take on the responsibility of providing care. (O’Bryan, 2003) Today, the Advanced nursing roles has expanded.
The nurse practitioner is responsible for patient management. Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, NP have specialized training and education to qualify them to work directly with patients independently or collaboratively with other NPs and physicians. They also provide preventive and acute nursing care services to individuals of all ages. The NP has the ability to supervise, provide patient educate, supervise or administrative duties due to having their own patients, depending on the state of which one lives. They also have to know a little bit about informatics as well since some do run their own clinics and have to know how their computer…
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