The Impact Of Advanced Practice Nurse On Healthcare Today And During The Next Decade

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Running Head: Exploring the Impact of Advanced Practice Nurse in the Healthcare Today and During the Next Decade.

Exploring the Impact of Advanced Practice Nurse in Healthcare Today And During Next Decade Institution: Bowie State University Name: Obianuju A. Ike Instructor: Dr. Denise Jarboe Date: May 9th 2016 Exploring the impact of Advanced Practice Nurse in healthcare today and during the next decade

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to discover the effect of advanced practice nurse in healthcare today and during the next decade. Nursing is defined as ‘’ a shield, elevation, and ability of illness and advocacy in the care of individual, families, groups and populations’’ American Nurses Association 2004, P7) However, there is a lot added to nursing as a whole. An Advanced practice nurse (APN) is a nurse “that has innovative education in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and physical assessment and certification and expertise in a specialized area of practice” (APRN, 2008). The APN is made up of four core roles: clinical nurse specialist (CNS), certified nurse Practitioner (CNP), certified nurse midwife (CNM), and certified RN anesthetist (CRNA). Advanced practice nurse is one of the primary professions in the health care arena and it has…

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