The Evolution Of Nursing And Nursing

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The Evolution of Nursing Bincy Kappen Kaplan University Advanced Nursing Roles MN 501 Carol, Dallred November 24, 2015 The Evolution of Nursing Advanced Practice Nursing licensure has four different specialties: Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM); Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA); and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). The classic specialties in nursing have been pediatric, psychiatric, and mental health, women’s health, community health, and adult health. The sub specialties within are adult health nursing include diabetes, transplant, palliative care nursing, acute care, emergency, oncology nursing, and nursing educator. Specialization involves focusing on practice in a specific area derived from the field of professional nursing. The advanced practice nursing with specialties has broader practical and theoretical knowledge. The specialty develops in response to changes in health care system and patient needs. These changes can be due to new technology, new medical specialties, and or changes in health care workforce. For an example lack of family physicians created family nurse practitioner. APNs are easily accessible and affordable. Additional knowledge and skills required for the increasingly complex practice. (Chapter 16)page 433 The purpose of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is to diagnose and manage diseases along with promoting the health of patients with acute, critical and complex health conditions. The ACNP
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