Role Of An Advanced Practice Nurse

1358 Words Aug 17th, 2015 6 Pages
The role of an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is evolving as the shortage of primary care providers occurs as a result of an aging population and the implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Laurant, 2014). The advancement in medical technology, increasing aging population, and the prevalence of chronic diseases increase the expectation of public in healthcare system. In order to meet those needs various nursing roles evolved, and all those fall under the umbrella of APN (Ramis, Wu, & Pearson, 2012). Evidences support the role of APN in reducing patient length of stay, subsequent hospital costs, and functions as a recruitment strategy to encourage nurses to stay within the profession (Bauer, 2010). In order to be a successful APN, a nurse needs to have the advanced knowledge and expertise in the designated area. The APN is one who has advanced knowledge and skills in meeting the needs of a population with complex and unpredictable health needs. The skills needed to be successful as an APN is critical thinking, leadership skills, and clinical judgment in addition to the mastering of core competencies required by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF). For the purpose of this project I interviewed Mrs. A.C, who is an APRN for the Cardiovascular Surgeon. The main focus of the interview was to analyze the NONPF core competencies possessed by Mrs.A.C. The part of this paper includes the Description of the NONPF NP core competencies, Interview…
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