Week 7 - APN Plan - Running head APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 1 APN Professional Development Plan Toni Detwiler Chamberlain College of Nursing

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Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN1APN Professional Development Plan Toni DetwilerChamberlain College of NursingCourse Number: NR510January 2016
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APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN2APN Professional Development PlanAn advanced practice nurse (APN) are nurses who have a master’s, post master’s ordoctoral degree in a nursing specialty and, depending on the state, can practice medicine withoutthe supervision of a physician. APNs assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe, transcribe results, educateand manage illness (Scope of practice for nurse practitioners, 2015). The role of the advancedpractice nurse (APN) is advancing globally and opportunities are consistently expanding. Theglobal goal for the APN is the right to diagnose, prescribe medication, prescribe treatments, theability to refer to other professionals, and admit to hospitals (Kleinpell et al., 2014). Theadditional education that APNs obtain helps to provide the necessary knowledge and clinicalcompetence to provide the proper care in various settings (Scope of practice for nursepractitioners, 2015).APN Scope of Practice - State of MichiganA scope of practice defines the who, what, where, when, how and why of nursingpractice. It outlines regulations and gives guidance to ensure professionalism and ethics. InMichigan, APNs do not have their own act. The scope of practice for APNs are consolidatedunder one health act, along with 25 other health occupations. The scope of practice for APNsvaries from state to state. Michigan is considered a restricted state. The American Association ofNurse Practitioners (AANP) defines a restricted practice as follows (2016): State practice and licensure law restricts the ability of a nurse practitioner to engage in atleast one element of ANP practice. State requires supervision, delegation, or team-management by an outside health discipline in order for the ANP to provide patient care.ANPs in Michigan are regulated by the Board of Nursing. A national certification is alsorequired. The State of Michigan requires that a registered nurse obtain a graduate degree before
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APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN3one can apply for national certification. The Michigan Board of Nursing certifies these fourAPRN titles: Nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse specialist and nurse anesthetist (How tobecome a nurse practitioner in michigan, 2016). The license requirements are to obtain nationalcertification and also to be a licensed registered nurse (Nault, n.d.). Anything beyond a registerednurse must be supervised by a physician (How to become a nurse practitioner in michigan,2016). The possible duties of a nurse practitioner could include treating common and chronicillnesses, health maintenance, disease prevention, counseling/patient education and provideprimary care services (How to become a nurse practitioner in michigan, 2016). Michigan doesallow APNs prescriptive authority but only under the supervision of a physician and are allowedto prescribe from schedules II through V (Nault, n.d.).
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