Nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who have received special courses and training. They usually work closely with doctors and can perform many high-level primary care tasks. They often specialize in specific types of practice such as pediatrics, psychiatry, or obstetrics. Some establish private practices; however, most work in doctors' offices, hospitals, or neighborhood health centers. Their duties often include taking detailed medical histories and performing complete physical exams, providing diagnoses and recommending treatment plans, treating common medical conditions, illnesses, and injuries, prescribing limited medications, and counseling patients and families. They also care
Comprehensive assessments is the most valuable piece which allows Nurse Practitioners to know about the health risks, strengths and needs of their patients. Furthermore, the comprehensive assessment strengths the relationship between the Nurse Practitioners and their patients. From clinician-patients relationship, it helps a complete assessment to answer patients questions which in the long run help to achieve measurable goals and provide quality outcomes to the patients. Nurse Practitioners use comprehensive assessment approach to analyze, interpret, implement and follow up care to ensure their patients receive appropriate care and prevent inappropriate diagnosis. Comprehensive assessment is where the patients are encourage to
In today’s healthcare system, nursing is a challenging field as a result of rapid technological advances and changes in healthcare policies. As a dedicated nursing professional, with a great passion for learning, I strive to stay on top of these changes. I am determined to increase my knowledge to be an instrumental part of providing quality healthcare. The demands of nursing are high; however the rewards are even higher. Nursing requires both a supreme understanding of the science of health, and a caring bedside manner befitting only those who seek a position of such a personal involvement in the well-being of a patient. Academically, I will put forth all of
The role of a family nurse practitioner is a fundamental portion of the future of healthcare. The role is clearly not as understood by other healthcare professionals as needed which results in the disagreement if the role of a family nurse practitioner is even required for primary care. As people are getting older, the need for medical professionals that can provide patient care to our ever growing population increases. The need for the role of family nurse practitioners will grow too. The role of the family nurse practitioner, the ability of the FNP to be able to transition into their role.
In order to practice as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Indiana you must hold a state registered nursing license complete a master 's program with certain course requirements. According to NursingLicensure.com (n.d.) there are two educational options leading to Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) recognition in Indiana: obtain a master 's degree or higher in nursing, or obtain a bachelor 's degree in nursing plus national certification. There is not a specific application to become a NP unless you are also pursuing prescriptive authority. Most laws in Indiana focus on regulating practice of nurse practitioners center around prescribing.
My anticipated careee field after college is to work as a neonatal nurse practitioner. My plan is to go to Coloumbus state university and acquire my nursing degree. To eran a residereed nurse degree you must complete a 4 year degree. Due to taking dual enrollement classes in high school I should finish in less than 3. The I will transfer to Emory University or Berry College to get my nurse practitioner degree in approximately 2-4 years. Becoming a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner a person must have RN licensures and state authority for advanced practice. They must also have 2-4 years of experience in he feild or related area. The applicant must be familiar with advanced concepts, practices and proceedurs within the chosed field. Nurse practitioners
According to the Texas, Nurse Practitioner can be well defined as a registered nurse who has advanced education and clinical training in a specialty area. They provide as a primary healthcare provider from children to the elderly population patients. They can address both acute and chronic disease conditions in the patients. Texas is more thorough and complete than the other states according to my own individual research. Board Rule 221 requires that one identifies the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you have been licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing.
The present healthcare system in the United States (U.S) faces various challenges due to changing demographic, economic and political pressures. The need of primary care provides are increasing as a result of increasing access to healthcare, increasing expenditures, and growing populations of the elderly and chronically ill patients. Even with the plenty of evidences that Nurse Practitioners (NP)are well educated, competent, health care professionals who are able to improve access to high-quality health care and lower health care costs, restrictive practice regulations still exist. The quest for NPs independence practice has surpassed and it became a necessary practice transformation to improve the health of the nation (The National Organization
I enjoyed reading about Nurse Practitioners (NP) to know that they are becoming the forefront of health care. As an aspired NP, I want to know that the society needs NPs and our jobs are valued. Interesting to know that some NP will be allowed to perform some invasive procedure with supervision. This is a great idea to reduce the traffics in the emergency rooms and the admission of patients in hospitals for minor problems. As explained by Donelan, et al. (2013) the affordable care act has given more people access to health insurance, increasing the demand and the shortage of provider, fortunately, NPs are now in use to meet up with this demand.
Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) caring for the underprivileged helped to advance the process of becoming primary care providers. With advanced nursing skills and primary care abilities APNs are able to give care to rural and poor communities. The concept of APNs providing care to the poverty-stricken communities has broadened APNs scope of practice. Lillian Wald, a public health nurse, established the Henry Street Settlement (HSS) to provide care to the poor in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She had a vision to reach out and help as many poverty-stricken people as possible. Wald states that the demand for healthcare was increased (Wald, 1922). Loretta Ford stated that chaos with social, political, and legal created time for greater nursing
The main barrier upon arrival to United States was the communication. Which leads to difficulty in effectively achieving a job as well as participating within the foreign country. They were willing to undergo this difficulty with the hope that their children might improve economic status of the people through education. The nursing assessment begins by knowing ourselves and accepting our values and realizing all other cultural values that differ from our own. Realizing this will permit the provider to work effectively with patients and to provide a safe, professional nursing care. It is important for the provider to remember that some of them have no education so they will have difficulty speaking English. Providing aids to help them interpret
The state Nurse Practice Act purpose is to protect the Nurse, patient and the facility. The state board of nursing decides what is included in the Act. These rules are important to determine and define what skills a Nurse can do under their license. Nurses have a legal obligation to hold themselves to these standards and the scope of practice which vary by the state you live in.
Unfortunately, I did not have an opportunity to attend a meeting of the nursing organization that I recently became a member of. Ever since I became a member of the American Nurses Association I am very surprised by the frequent emails that I receive from the organization. I find the information that they send to be very interesting and educational. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to become a member and receive the updates and newsletters from the organization. The ANA notifies members when changes are made in the health care field and also when research studies discover new findings. I feel that much of the information provided from the ANA I will continue to incorporate into my future clinical practice as both a nurse and as an
I would like to finish this presentation by explaining the importance of Nurse Practitioners in our current health care system, there is a growing need for health care providers, especially in primary care and Nurse Practitioners are a clear solution for patient centered accessible health care. In 2010, a report by the Institute of Medicine identified nursing as a key element in transforming the U.S. health-care system by increasing timely access to high-quality, patient centered care. (Poghosyan et al., 2013, p. 7). We all experience this in our emergency department every day, there is a too many patients and in the rooms and in the lobby waiting to see the doctor and the nurse practitioners are a relief for a lot of those patients, let work
The five steps of the nursing process are: assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification and planning, implementation, and evaluation. The nursing process has been around since the late 1950’s and was developed by Ida Jean Orlando, however this process was not institutionalized until 1973 when the American Nurses Association Congress for Nursing Practice established Standards of Practice for direct nursing performance. The assessment process is the first of 5 steps in the nursing process and is very important and significant. Not only does assessment give you a baseline for your patient, it also helps you to understand any underlying issues that the patient may be having. Assessment provides an introduction into the next step of the nursing process: planning and diagnosing, without assessing a patient first we would not be able to plan and organize concepts to come up with a diagnosis.