Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Residency Analytical Essay by Nicky

Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Residency
Proposes the development of a clinical residence program for family nurse practitioners (APN) in the United States.
# 150207 | 2,125 words | 8 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 29, 2012 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Higher) , Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper explains that, although the demand for family nurse practitioners (APN) is growing, there is no clinical or practicum component offered as part of that degree. After a review of the literature, the author identifies the requirements to create a clinical residency or a family nurse practitioner with a specialty rotation within the clinic setting with an additional focus on multicultural and older patients. The paper describes the suggested clinical rotation schedule in terms of duration and specialty areas that will help candidates become proficient in the APN core competencies and the specific nurse practitioner competencies. The competencies of a clinical nursing doctorate are identified in an appendix table.

Table of Contents:
Background/Rationale for a Clinical Residency
Review of the Relevant Literature
Clinical Rotation with Objective
Nursing Implications
Appendix: Competencies of a Clinical Nursing Doctorate

From the Paper:

From 1980 to 2006, there has also been an enormous increase in innovations in technology and a growing amount of scientific evidence that is being used to guide nursing practice in ways that have made the course of educational programs in nursing longer and more comprehensive. The AACN points out that, "In response to these trends, several other health professions such as pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and audiology have moved to the professional or practice doctorate for entry into these respective professions."
"Clearly, there is an increasing trend toward doctorate-level educational requirements for advanced practice nurses, a trend that will be complete by the next decade when all nurse practitioners will require a doctorate. While the need for additional training and on-hands experience is acute, there remains a lack of a clinical residency component in all of these colleges of nursing, a lack that adversely affects the ability of aspiring family nurse practitioners to enter the field sufficiently prepared for the rigors they will inevitably encounter on a day-to-day-basis. In this regard, the AACN emphasizes that there is growing support for doctoral education for nursing practice based on an analysis of existing master's level nursing programs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AACN update on the new comprehensive care certification exam. (2009, March 6). Council for the Advancement of Comprehensive Care. [Online]. Available: AACN_Statement_on_CC%20Exam_3-6-091.pdf.
  • Brown, N. J. & Barton, J. A. (1999). A collaborative effort between a state migrant health program and a baccalaureate nursing program. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 9(3), 153-158.
  • Ebersole, P. & Hess, P. (1998). Toward healthy aging: Human needs and nursing response. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
  • Edwards, J. C., Friedland, J. A. & Bing-You, R. (2002). Residents' teaching skills. New York: Springer.
  • Essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. (2006, October). Washington, DC: American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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