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An analysis of the roles of the advanced practice nurse and an interview with a nurse practitioner regarding two particular competencies of the profession.
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Published on Apr 01, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper examines the term 'advanced practice nurse' and four distinct roles involved in being such a nurse. The paper points out that all of these roles are based on six core competencies besides the central competency of direct care. The paper includes an interview with a nurse practitioner, focusing on two of those competencies which are derived from Ann Hamric's "Model of Advanced Practice Nursing". The paper concludes that the most important core competency on the basis of this interview is collaboration.

Advanced Practice Nurse: Four Roles

From the Paper:

"The nurse practitioner acts as a primary care or specialty care provider and also as a consultant to individual patients, families, and communities (AANP, 2002). The nurse practitioner is concerned with medical as well as nursing issues, health promotion and maintenance, prevention of disease and acute and chronic disease diagnosis and management (AANP, 2002). Advanced practice nurses work in a variety of settings such as neonatal, pediatric, gerontology, women's health, school and occupational health, adult critical care or family care, and specialize in illnesses such as AIDS (Becker & Kaplow, 2006; AANP, 2002). The advanced practice nurse is not only a skilled nursing clinician but a practice leader who is able to create a significant impact on care across a wide range of settings. Advanced practice nurses work to optimize outcomes for patients, the family, health care providers, and the health organization/system (Becker & Kaplow)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (2002). Nurse practitioners as an advanced practice nurse role position statement. Accessed March 22, 2007.
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  • Becker, D. & Kaplow, R. (2006). Activities performed by acute and critical care advanced practice nurses. American Journal of Critical Care, 15 (2), 130-149.
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