Role Of The Nurse Practitioner During The 1960's

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The role of the nurse practitioner began in the 1960’s, with the development of an advanced nursing role in pediatrics in Colorado, to meet the need of treating children of low-income families. Since the inception of the advanced nursing role, there has been controversy in educational standards, educational requirements, knowledge base needed, and state imposed restrictions on practice. It is through the rapid development of ARNP programs and inconsistencies in educational standards that have created obstacles in the advancement of these roles, licensure differences, and restrictions that have minimized the role of the ARNP (Stanley, 2011).
In 2008, the coalition of members from the Alliance for Advanced Practice Credentialing and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) created the Consensus Model for Advanced Practicing Registered Nurses (APRN’s). This model creates a framework for APRN’s in licensing, accreditation, certification, and education in the United States (Alleman & Houle, 2013). The establishment of this Consensus Model has developed a bases for the ARNP’s comprehensive knowledge base, ability for clinical reasoning, cultural, and ethical competencies, establishing a model of practice for ARNPs in which to follow. These concepts will be further discussed in this paper.
Knowledge of the Nurse Practitioner Compared to a RN
A Registered Nurse (RN) is an individual that has completed formal education from an accredited school in nursing, has…
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