What was the purpose for the initial role of the nurse practitioner, and does it differ from the role of the nurse practitioner in today’s healthcare system?

What was the purpose for the initial role of the nurse practitioner, and does it differ from the role of the nurse practitioner in today’s healthcare system?

Utilize Resources from Module VI as applicable and read the chapters 1, 5, 8 & 9 from Steward & Denisco Textbook to respond to the following questions on the history and on the current role of the NP.

Part 1:

1. What was the purpose for the initial role of the nurse practitioner, and does it differ from the role of the nurse practitioner in today’s healthcare system?
2. What are elements of role transition from RN to APN, and what are you currently or expect to experience in this process?

3. Reflect on your past experiences in nursing, and consider how the role change to NP may challenge your knowledge and skills.

4. Describe a clinical experience where the assessment and plan for treatment was not according to clinical guidelines. What would you have done differently and why?

5. What does professionalism as a nurse practitioner mean to you?

6. Discuss your personal beliefs of the three most important components or identifiers of professionalism as an NP.

7. Discuss how do you see the NP practice impacting health outcomes of populations.

Required Textbooks:

American Psychological Association, (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington, DC: Author. ISBN 10:1-43380561-8 McEwen, M. & Wills, E. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.) Philadelphia: PA: Walters Kluwer. ISBN 978-170547-323-9 Stewart, J. & Denisco, S.M. (2018). Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner (2nd Ed.) Jones & Barlett Learning ISBN-13: 978-1284130133. Get 1st Ed. If 2nd Ed. Not yet available. (May not be available till February. Okay to get older version) Recommended Textbooks: Fawcett, J. & DeSanto-Madeya, S. (2012). Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Analysis and Evaluation of Nursing Models and Theories (3rd ed.) F.A. Davis Company. ISBN 9780803627659 Peterson, S.J., & Bredow, T.S. (2013). Middle range theories: Application to nursing research (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-1-60831800-1 Learning


 

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