The Family Nurse Practitioner Research Paper by Master Researcher

The Family Nurse Practitioner
An examination of the role of the family nurse practitioner.
# 35361 | 3,400 words | 9 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 01, 2003 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper focuses on the historical evolution of the nurse practitioner in North America and then explores the scope of practice, educational requirements, and current issues related to the nurse practitioner role. The paper also considers the challenges for the family nurse practitioner in the future.

Historical Overview
Educational Requirements and Curriculum Content
Scope of Practice
Current issues Relates to the Nurse Practitioner Role

From the Paper:

"The nurse practitioner movement was initiated 30 years ago. The term 'nurse practitioner' refers to "a registered nurse who, through special education or job experience, has expanded her/his scope of practice" (Haines, 1993, p. 4). The term was coined at the University of Colorado in 1965 when the first nurse practitioner program for North America was introduced. At that time, a new form of nursing practice was designed "to improve health care to children and families and to develop a new nursing role - that of the pediatric nurse practitioner" (Hawkins & Thibodeau, 1983, p. 16). Various Nurse Training Acts facilitated the first nurse practitioner programs. The nurse practitioner's main commitment is to primary health care for all individuals, as well as for families in the community. The first practitioners began their new roles in collaborative relationships with physicians. The initial program consisted of a 24-month post-baccalaureate preparation so that the role of nursing could be expanded into child care."

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