Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) continue to play a vital role in providing patient centered healthcare in different environments and settings. There are several types of healthcare personnel categorized as APRNs including mid-wives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, and family nurse practitioners among others (Newhouse, 2011). One major issue of concern is to identify whether a nursing role is clinical or no clinical. Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) comprise of registered nurses working autonomously or collaborating with other healthcare professionals to deliver healthcare in family-centered settings. They offer a broad range of healthcare services revolving around the concept of the family unit.
Nurses have been successful advocates for improvement of the individuals, communities and indeed Nations. However much more work needs to be done to reduce health disparities, improvement of quality and safety in the health system. As well as improve access to care and formulate policies in organization that focus on the need of patients. In my opinion, nurses sometimes believe in a common mistake that nurses lack the power to be effective in the legislative arena. However, I just want to emphasize that nurses are the largest group of health care providers, and we can generate enough power to successfully reform the health care system based on numbers
Healthy People 2020 (2015) states, health disparities are a health outcome of greater or lesser extent between populations, which includes populations by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, education, income, or geographic location. The purpose of the post is to discuss how disparities play a role in health, employment, and education for African Americans. I will also discuss two nursing interventions to decrease health disparities in this population, as well as challenges to implementing the nursing interventions.
There have been concerns regarding the identification and credentialing of advanced practiced registered nurses (APRNs). A APRN is a registered nurse who has successfully completed an accredited graduate-level education program, in which the individual is well prepared and successfully passed the nationwide certification examination (APRN Consensus Model, 2008). However, there are still debating issues of who would fall under the APRN category. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has identified four APRNs who are deem fit to be called ARPNs; however, only two will be named. They would be certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and certified nurse practitioners (CNPs). Whereas, the nurse informatics and the nurse administrations are not considered to be APRNs; although, they are still license registered nurses but they do not provide direct patient care and are not required to take the national certification examination (ARPN Consensus Model, 2008).
When it comes to healthcare racial disparities continue to be an ongoing issue. In fact racial disparities have been a topic of discussion since desegregation. The US Department of Health and Human Services, in 1984 published a report that called attention to the healthcare disparities. The report was called Heath, United States 1983(Dougher, 2015). Within the context of the report there lies a passage that describes the major disparities that are within the burden of illness and death that is experienced by African Americans and other minorities, “despite significant progress in the overall health of the nation” (Dougher, 2015). It was evident that there was a serious lack of health care minorities.
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2015) the traditional roles of the advanced practice nurses include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists. Therefore, the impact of the research on the practice of the preparation of DNP nurse educator requires education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, leadership, policy advocacy, informatics, and systems theory. Furthermore, transitioning to the DNP as a nurse educator does not change the current scope of practice of the Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) for their current roles. The transition of the DNP better prepares APRNs by utilizing new models of the care delivery system and growing complexity of health
In CS1 it is challenging for a nurse to develop new set of roles in conjunction with the term advanced practice nursing (APN), in the area of the direct role of the nurse practitioner (NP). APN’s are expected a broader more comprehensive insight of the vast complexity of health related circumstances than nurses that are in the lower more entry levels. What this means for the APN is that they have to reevaluate themselves and their healthcare contexts. During the case study driven by ambitions there are specific requirements needed in order for this study to be effective. The participants and tools that are needed for this case study are as follows, a nurse practitioner (NP)/advanced practice nurse (APN), NP students, hospital settings
Many times, the people who are creating policies or legislation for health care reform are not the “first providers” of the health care system. As the journal article, “Influencing Health Care in the Legislative Arena” stated, “[nurses] are often the first providers to see clearly when and how the health care system is not effectively meeting patients needs;” hence, we need more nurses to take a stance in the legislative arena.
This paper explores the perception of clinical practitioners to the change in policy related to the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) full practice authority. The author conducts a one-on-one, open-ended interview of 5 nurse practitioners and 5 physicians licensed to practice in Maryland on their perceptions of the recent passage of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Full Practice Authority. A literature review was conducted in a policy report by the professional nursing organization, and discussion within the peer-reviewed article supported an overview, regulatory differences among 50 states, including the District of Columbia. Their policy implication for enhancing APRNs role nationally. The author discusses a critical component
The four that I will address are the Nurse Anesthetist, the Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Nurse Practitioner and the Nurse Mid-wife.
Among older adults aged 65 years and older are found to have difficulty in reading and to comprehend discharge instructions. This has been found to be a concern regarding continuing care and re-admission concerns throughout urban and rural hospitals. Does the integration of Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) guiding discharge education, along with a follow-up contact with the patient after discharge effect compliance and readmission rates, more than not having an APN guiding discharge teaching to help decrease readmission rates?
The advanced practice nurse is on the front lines of care being received or falling short within their community. By having direct asses to the success and failures of health care in the community, the advanced practice nurse (APN) can be the voice of patient to the officials having an impact on health care accessibility. The purpose of this paper is to address a current problem by evaluating multiple influencing factors and investigate a policy capable of changing and providing a more positive outcome.
The Advance Practice Nurse has a long and interesting history. Advanced practice nursing has gone from women being trained by physicians to administer chloroform to, in some states, having their very own practice. The term of advanced practice did not begin until the 1980s, prior to that the advanced practice nurse was described as having an extended or expanded role. While the advanced practice nurse had finally gained a name for their role there are currently several definitions to define this ever changing field. There is currently no standardized definition of the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Three definitions of advanced practice will be described and reviewed within this text.
As the young and rapidly-aging population continues to increase, the demands of primary, acute and chronic disease management will also increase. As a result, more health care professionals who provide primary care will be needed to meet these demands. Thus, the emergence of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) evolve. APRN is a nurse who has completed a graduate degree and has acquired advanced knowledge and skills. APRNs are grounded with theory, concepts and principles that enable them to assess, diagnose, treat and manage their patients. APRNs can work in conjunction with other health care professionals or independently. APRNs improve access to health care by providing care in the rural and underserved areas. APRNs also reduce the cost to health care (Joel, 2013).
Healthcare Reform has been and still is a highly debated controversial political issue in this country. It has been a hot topic of past presidential campaigns, with many proposed solutions, none of which were enacted upon by Congress. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010. This law or Obamacare, as it is commonly called, was designed to cover the 48 million Americans, including about 1 million in New Jersey who did not have health insurance. It is envisioned to provide seamless, affordable, quality care that is accessible to all. Great emphasis will be placed on transforming our current “sick care” hospital system into a community “health care” system of prevention and health promotion. This paper discusses the evolving and future roles of nurses under the new system. It also examines the proposals of a joint committee made up of members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), as an initiative to help nurses in their new leadership roles to a healthier nation.