Nursing Nurse Practitioner : An Integrative Approach

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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…show more content…
Therefore, their role is considered to be clinical. Patient safety is an essential and vital component of quality nursing care. It is also a collaborative effort of all health care workers involved with the patient. The Joint Commission ensures health care organizations and health care providers follow, maintain and provide safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Some of the NPSGs (2016) outlined include: Proper identification of patients, two patient identifiers are required for example patient’s name and date of birth, to ensure that the right patient is getting the right care. Improving staff communication by getting test results to the right staff on time. NPs promote patient safety in a lot of ways. It is a nurse’s professional responsibility to maintain safety and competency by being a life-long learner, keeping abreast of the changes in health care system through self-education; reading evidenced based articles that provides up-to-date regarding nursing care, keeping up with certifications, ensuring licenses are renewed before they expire, wash hands between patient contact, provide patient education by promptly addressing and detailing concerns that were addressed, coordinating care in a timely manner, providing holistic and comprehensive approaches to evaluation and management of patient problems. Focusing on not only the patient but the families too with the emphasis on the meaning of
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