Advanced Practice Nurses as Nurse Educators Argumentative Essay by Nicky

Advanced Practice Nurses as Nurse Educators
Argues that advanced practice nurses (APN) be allowed to enter programs to become nurse educators.
# 145502 | 3,945 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 13, 2010 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Education (Adult Education)

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This paper urges that advanced practice nurses (APN) not only should be allowed into nurse educator programs even if they do not have a nursing degree but also they should be given credit for clinical years already served. Next, the author relates the trend in adult trade education to recruit individuals with real world experience into educator programs and the need for more nurse educators. The paper details a proposed institute seminar-style nurse education program for APNs.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary
Problem Identification
Context of Issue
Economic Factors
Social Factors
Political and Legal Issues
Ethical Factors
Issue Statement
Involved Stakeholders
Policy Goal and Objectives
Evaluation Criteria
Policy Alternatives with Pros and Cons
Comparison & Conclusion
Results Analysis
Suggested Methodology for Presenting the Proposal for Consideration and Possible Implementation by Stakeholders

From the Paper:

"The nurse practitioner and the training agents must be aware of the complicated nature of medications, what they do and what the symptoms of interactions are as well as the symptoms of non-compliance, a frequent issue in chronic care medicine. These same APNs are then in a significant position to aide in teaching general nursing and advanced nursing care issues. Additionally, the role of the APN, nurse practitioner in care is significant in the development of patient relationships that are more akin to the role of the nurse as nurturer."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, A. F., Ekelund, R. B., & Jackson, J. D. (2003). Occupational Licensing of a Credence Good: The Regulation of Midwifery. Southern Economic Journal, 69(3), 659.
  • Burgener, S. C., & Moore S. J. (May-June, 2002) The role of advanced practice nurses in community settings. Nursing Economics 20 (3) 102-108.
  • Hales, A., Karshmer, J. F., Williams, J., Mann, A. S., & Robbins, L. K. (2004). Preparing for Prescriptive Privileges: A Standard for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Preceptorship. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 40(3), 93.
  • Levin, R. F. & Feldman, H. R. (Eds.). (2006). Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic and Clinical Settings. New York: Springer.
  • Mccabe, S., & Burman, M. E. (2006). A Tale of Two APNs: Addressing Blurred Practice Boundaries in APN Practice. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 42(1), 3.

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