Advanced Practice Nursing: Emphasizing Common Roles 3rd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0803622074
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- 528 pages
- Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; 3 edition (November 19, 2010)
- Author: Joan M. Stanley
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0803622074
- ISBN-13: 978-0803622074
The 3rd Edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award winner prepares graduate nurses to meet the challenges of practice today and to take leadership roles in the future. From its historical roots to contemporary concerns and trends, the author traces the development of the advanced practice nursing role and articulates the major issues facing practitioners today.
This book, now in its third edition, provides an in-depth understanding of the past, present, and future of advanced practice nursing and why APRNs are poised to lead the reconceptualization of health care and assume greater prominence in its delivery. The authors ably describe current issues and trends faced by APRNs, their historical antecedents, and the major policy implications of practice, education, and regulatory developments. Although each of the four APRN roles—certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse practitioner—has evolved along a different path, collectively they have changed nursing education and the way care is delivered. APRNs continue to lead changes in practice and in the healthcare system.
The chapters in this book cover a wide range of topics, from microsystems thinking, practice inquiry, intra- and interprofessional education, and ethics to credentialing, reimbursement, and marketing. The implications of pay for performance and retail clinics are detailed, as are issues related to scope of practice. The description of recent education/practice developments, such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation, documents the evolution of APRNs and provides a vision for the future of advanced practice nursing.
Each chapter presents perspectives on issues relevant to current APRN practice, education, certification, and licensure. A valuable part of each chapter is the suggested exercises. Thinking through the questions will give APRNs and others a chance to explore issues from a perspective they may not have considered. In addition, new to this third edition is a complementary instructor online resource that provides suggestions for teaching the content, a selection of PowerPoint slides for classroom use, and additional learning exercises for faculty to help them integrate this content into the APRN curriculum and learning experiences. Also, provided online for students are additional learning exercises and useful Web links.
This book will be a valuable resource for students, faculty, practicing APRNs, health systems that employ APRNs, policy makers, and certifying organizations.
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