Interview Of A Family Nurse Practitioner

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Interview of a Family Nurse Practitioner
The knowledge of and experience of and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) can be of value when examining core competencies. This paper will discuss the nine core competencies stated by The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). To gain a more complete understanding of how the core competencies integrate into practice an interview of an APRN was conducted. Additionally, an analysis of selected NONPF core competencies will be discussed and how they apply to the roles of the APRN. The paper will end with a conclusion of key points and benefits from interviewing an APRN.
Description of the NONPF Core Competencies
The NONPF has provided nine core competencies that will be demonstrated after successful completion of graduation (The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties [NONPF], 2012). These nine competencies will provide the APRN with knowledge, skills and abilities to practice independently (NONPF, 2012).
NONPF first stated core competency is scientific foundation, which facilitates the analysis of evidence through critical thinking allowing improvement of nursing practice (NONPF, 2012). The APRN will integrate humanities and science knowledge with nursing knowledge (NONPF, 2012). The use of research and knowledge will be used to improve health care processes and patient outcomes (NONPF, 2012). An example of this competency is when the APRN uses evidence based practice (EBP) to contribute to…
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