Conceptual Frameworks for Advance Practice Nursing

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Week Two Discussion Board

May 27, 2010

Conceptual frameworks for advanced practice nursing play an integral role in the guiding of practice, formulating educational curricula, and the overall development of the specialty. The continued evolution of advanced practice nursing has seemingly sparked numerous conceptual models influencing practice. Many models share common similarities, while each maintains their own unique characteristics specific to their developers and contributors. Ann Hamric developed Hamric’s Integrative Model of Advanced Practice Nursing in 1996, that has undergone two subsequent revisions in response to research, variations in practice, and
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As a new nurse I actively sought out learning opportunities and courses for continuing education. This strive to be more knowledgeable has contributed to my proficiency in the clinical setting. As an advance practice nurse, I would enter my practice setting with the same hunger for knowledge as in previous clinical experiences. Through mentoring and collegial communication, I will strive to expand my knowledge base. The more knowledgeable one is, the better prepared they are to meet the needs of a patient in their critical time of need. Calkin’s Model does not specifically address the environment of care that many other models incorporate into their framework, however, Calkin’s principles can be applied to any environment of care or any environmental influence. Through experience and advanced knowledge, the advanced practice nurse can accomplish great tasks.
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