Different Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

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Over the last six weeks we learnt a lot in this course. We learnt that advanced practice nursing has evolved over the years to become recognized today as an important and growing trend among healthcare systems worldwide. Different advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) roles were identified such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, or nurse midwives who all play a pivotal role based on different set of clinical skills and knowledge to impact in the future of health care. The educational qualifications of APRNs role must be at least up to the graduate level. Other RN specialty identified included; nurse educator, nurse informaticist, nurse administrator, nurse executive, nurse manager, and clinical nurse leader. Learning the evolution of APN helped me understand where the practice started and where it is heading. The domains of nursing practice and the core competencies of the APRN role were explored. The four domains in relation to competencies were identified as clinical practice, nursing profession, system levels, and health policy. The competencies define APRN role and distinguish it from the specialty RN practice role. Direct clinical practice was acknowledged as the most fundamental of the seven competencies for every APN. As an NP it is vital to develop the clinical expertise in order to perform competent and safe care. I plan to achieve this by completing my program and practicum as an NP student as required by South University

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