Registered Nurse vs. Nurse Practitioner Research Paper by cee-cee

Registered Nurse vs. Nurse Practitioner
A research paper exploring the process of transferring from a status of registered nurse to nurse practitioner.
# 107696 | 2,825 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 10, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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The paper defines and describes the duties, obligations and educational abilities of both a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in order to determine the motivations of nurses to transfer positions. The paper provides a literature review and concludes that a more in-depth analysis is necessary to truly assess a nurse's motivation for expressing interest in transferring to the role of nurse practitioner. The paper also shows the need for more studies on whether such a transfer will bring greater job satisfaction and motivation than if the nurse were to remain as a registered nurse.

Literature Review
Strengths & Weaknesses of the Concept
Discussions & Summary Conclusions

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Buppert, C. (1999). Nurse Practitioner's business practice & legal guide. New York: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
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