Nursing Nurse Practitioner : An Integrative Approach

1348 Words Jan 19th, 2016 6 Pages
The specialty for which I was admitted to South University is the Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science in Nursing. The need and demand for specialty nurses have evolved over the years. There are several APRN roles as delineated by the APRN Consensus Model (2008), an advanced practice nurse can work as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS), certified nurse practitioner (CNP), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), and certified nurse midwife (CNM). With the changing health care system and the diminishing availability of primary care doctors, many patients are seeing Nurses Practitioners and other APRNs for their primary care needs. According to the textbook, Advanced Nursing Practice: An Integrative Approach (2014), the role of Nurse Practitioner was developed in the early 1960s and 1970s. This role has seen a lot of changes over the years due to the changes in health care in order to meet the growing demand of people’s health needs. The family nurse practitioner role is becoming more dominant in that almost half of all nurse practitioners are fnps. I believe this is as a result of the fact that fnps can provide care for patients across the age span. Family Nurse Practitioners have a bright and promising future in this ever changing healthcare system here in the USA providing care from birth to end of life. The opportunities available to them are endless. NPs provide direct patient care in a variety of health care settings, they…
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