DT wk 1 - Mary would be encouraged to evaluate her ideal nursing position the environment in which she prefers to practice in and the preferred patient

DT wk 1 - Mary would be encouraged to evaluate her ideal...

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Mary would be encouraged to evaluate her ideal nursing position, the environment in which she prefers to practice in, and the preferred patient population. She may consider the options such as working in an operating room, critical care unit, emergency room, labor and delivery unit, or other hospital environment, an office practice, an acute care center, within the patient’s home, or a skilled nursing facility. Meanwhile, Mary must reflect on her strengths, such as educating other nurses and allied health staff, educating patients, pharmacology, working with pediatric patients and their parents/guardians, or public health nursing and prevention. Another component to evaluate is the hours she prefers to work and what works for her family, such as shift work, or standard daily office hours. After evaluating her goals, interests and strengths, Mary should evaluate the four roles that encompass the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN): ); Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS); Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP); Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM); and Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). According to Buppert (2015), one of the primary differences between each advanced practice nurse is the variety of services they provide to their particular populations. The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is responsible for patient care outcomes and focus on integrating Evidence- Based Practice (EBP) within a specialized area of nursing.
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