nr 510 week1.1 - Dr Duncan and class Clinical Nurse Specialist(CNS Specialty advanced practice nurse APN who focus on symptom management and diagnosis

nr 510 week1.1 - Dr Duncan and class Clinical Nurse...

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Dr. Duncan and class, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)- Specialty advanced practice nurse, APN, who focus on symptom management and diagnosis responses to a specific illness versus health promotion. Provides case management and ensure continuity of care and helps evaluates patient outcomes (Buppert, 2011). Often employed in long term care, home health or specialized chronic illness settings. Pros - Does not require physician supervision Can have prescriptive ability if in collaboration with physician Advanced role and responsibility for specific patient population Cons- narrower scope of practice and smaller patient base than NP. Less flexibility and opportunity setting to work in Certified Nurse Practitioner (NP)- APN who has can evaluate, diagnosed, treat, provide education and health promotion, case management and referrals services to a wide patient base depending on area of certification (Buppert, 2011). Pros- Does not require physician supervision Can open/run independent practice with collaborating physician
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