Advanced Practice Nurse Analytical Essay by Top Papers

A study of the competencies of the advanced practice nurse (APN).
# 130362 | 2,500 words | 3 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Sociology (General)

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This essay discusses the advanced practice nurse in terms of competencies of the discipline and the relative importance of each competency. It also discusses core competencies defined by actual practice as opposed to proposed practice. The essay also discusses the ethical role of the APN as well as the roles of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS), the blended role and the advantages and disadvantages of a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) program.

From the Paper:

"The different competencies of an advanced practice nurse are closely related to each other. Direct care in advanced practice nursing as a competency is very self-evident. For most educational programs, an APN candidate must be licensed and registered and have had prior clinical experience. Teaching and coaching is also self-evident, seen primarily in hospital, where clinical exposure serves as the "real world" backdrop for the acquisition and honing of clinical skills and direct application of clinical knowledge learned in classroom. These two competencies go hand in hand because of their direct impact on the quality of patient care."

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