They often perform their specialized functions in the community or acute care setting. CNS’s also have difficulty defining their profession and roles in many states. Evidence demonstrates that patients value their interactions with CNS’s. They report more meaningful, longer consultation sessions, than those experienced with medical colleagues. They claim that CNS’s
demonstrate greater communication and provide more information than the doctors (McCorkell, Brown, Michaelides, & Coates, 2015). Although, a large portion of our studies focus on our NP’s, we has healthcare professionals, must remember there are other advanced practice nurses fighting for autonomy as we are. Recognition for our profession and contributions to the healthcare community, need to be nursing wide. References: McCorkell, G., Brown, G., Michaelides, B., & Coates, V. (2015). Protecting an endangered species: the contribution and constraints of nurses working in a specialist role. Journal of Nursing Management , 23 (2), 221-230. doi:10.1111/jonm.12117 Show Less Katherine De Los Trinos-Ocampo 8/9/2016 9:17:43 PM Week 6 Discussion Part 1 The purpose of the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation is to standardize APN education and the scope of practice for APNs (Sabol, 2013). This model was established in 2008 with a goal of being imple Show More Joshua Richardson 8/9/2016 10:01:47 PM LACE Professor and classmates, According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, California has restricted practice, Illinois has reduced practice, and Washington has full practice. This means that Washington allows the NP to perform all functions solely under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of
nursing. Illinois, being a reduced practice state, requires a regulated collaborative agreement with an outside health discipline. In California they require supervision by an outside health discipline to provide patient care. So the NP that works in Washington is able to practice fully and freely without the constraints of needing a physician. This would give them a lot more autonomy. California, however, requires supervision by a physician to provide care. This would mean almost no autonomy in practice. In Illinois I can practice in an independent setting, but I need a collaborative agreement with a physician for prescribing authority. It was surprising to see how different the states are in the role of the APN. Everyone in this program receives the same education but will not be able to practice the same. Josh - environment Show Less Instructor Duncan reply to Joshua Richardson 8/12/2016 1:31:27 AM RE: LACE Joshua, What do you mean by "no autonomy in practice" as you described in California? Do you mean that nurse practitioners do not make independent patient care decisions in CA?
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