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Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 1 Advanced Practice Nurse Professional Development PlanChamberlain College of NursingNR510Richard EvansJune 10, 2018
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN2APN Professional Development PlanFor this assignment, I am tasked with discussing a development plan for APNs and how itcomes to fruition. APNs are nurses who have achieved a master’s degree in a certain specialty, whom depending on the state they reside in may practice without any supervision of a physician. According to the Scope of Nurse Practitioners (2015), Advanced Practice Nurses can do assessments, diagnose, prescribe medicine, and manage diseases. The extra training that APNs attain helps to affords them vital knowledge and clinical competency to deliver the appropriate care in countless settings (Scope of practice for nurse practitioners, 2015). After an APN choosesa state that they wish to practice, there are many guidelines that they need to research before attempting to practice medicine. My chosen state is Pennsylvania and my paper will go into detail of an APN professional development plan in said state.APN Scope of Practice- PennsylvaniaTo get a better understanding of the role of an APN, we must first discuss the four different roles which cover the APN title if you will. The four roles are; the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist- CRNA, Clinical Nurse Specialist- CNS, Certified Nurse Midwife- CNM, and Certified Nurse Practitioner- CNP (APRNS in the U.S | NCSBN, 2014).CRNA: The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is ready to deliver the complete range of patients' anesthesia care and anesthesia-related care for all types of patients whose health issues that go from healthy to those who may have life threatening illnesses. This care is provided in diverse settings, including hospital surgical suites (APRNS in the U.S | NCSBN, 2014).
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN3CNS: The CNS is educated at an advanced level to care for patients. The role of the CNS includes the patient, the nurse and nursing practice, as well as the healthcare organization and system. (APRNS in the U.S | NCSBN, 2014).
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Nursing, Advanced practice nurse, Registered nurse, Nursing specialties, APNs