Family Nurse Practitioner Essay by Master Researcher

A discussion on the role of the family nurse practitioner.
# 88187 | 675 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper discusses the potential threat of bioterrorism and how it could be best addressed in the State of Virginia by a family nurse practitioner. It expands on measures which include participating as a volunteer member of the Virginia Medical Emergency Corp and being active in syndromic surveillance models being utilized throughout the United States.

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"The Commonwealth of Virginia is unique in its heritage, unique in its history and unique in its people and culture. As such, it represents a unique set of challenges relative to threats of bioterrorism. Virginia's combination of urban, suburban and rural communities combined with its proximity to the capital of the United States make Virginia both a high risk state for bioterrorism and a difficult state to coordinate preventative measures or to effect emergency action as may be necessary. As a Family Nurse Practitioner in Virginia, I believe there are significant contributions that I can make. My proposed role relative to bioterrorism as an Advanced Practice Family Nurse Practitioner are twofold and both focus on the "back to basics" indicators between state and local areas; working as a volunteer at the state level while concentrating on the local area. I first believe I have the responsibility to be a volunteer medical ..."

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