Nurse Practitioner Essay by Master Researcher

A discussion regarding the role of the nurse practitioner by reviewing three different theories of practice.
# 90145 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper addresses the role of a nurse practitioner in three distinct parts. First the paper describes and summerizes Calkin's Model of Advanced Nursing Practice. It follows with a description of the three Core Competencies of a Nurse Practitioner and then analyzes these competencies, including patient response, nurse skill level and knowledge from the perspective of the beginning, experienced, and expert or advanced APN.

From the Paper:

"The role of the nurse practitioner and advanced nurse practitioner is often rather difficult to define. The problem arises when attempting to delegate duties and decide which such duties should be attended to by someone of such sound and advanced professional training or someone who is of the practical or technical type of nurse that makes up such a large part of nursing departments. Joy Calkin (1984) devised her Model for Advanced Nursing Practice in order to make such choices easier and more informed. This paper will first describe and summarize Culkin's model and findings. Then, three Core Competencies of a Nurse Practitioner will be identified and described."

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