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primary healthcare providers. The leadership competency was also discussed in week 6’s board about the need to have all of the states become full-scope of practice to allow nurse practitioners to perform at the best of their ability and utilize all of the skills and knowledge that they have obtained. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Program. (2015). Retrieved from -info/gainful-employment-program-guides/master-of-science-in-nursing-
gainful-employment-program-guide.pdf?sfvrsn=4The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing. (2011). Washington, D.C.:American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Retrieved from -resources/MastersEssentials11.pdfThomas, A., Crabtree, M. K., Delaney, K., Dumas, M., Kleinpell, R., Marfell,J., . . . Wolf, A. (2014). Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies Content. Retrieved from -ym.com/resource/resmgr/Competencies/NPCoreCompsContentFinalNov20.pdfReplyShow LessJennifer Martinreply to Samantha Kwilosz4/19/2017 7:32:49 PMRE: ReflectionSamantha,Very nice post! I, too, found the use of case studies helpful in being able to practice how I would approach situations like the physician doubting our abilities. It's one thing to just regurgitate learned information, but being ableto apply it to practical situations helps to synthesize what we have learned so that we actually comprehend the information. The information becomes knowledge that we can draw upon when faced with an opposing physician who is advocating for supervision over APRNs. We learned a massive amount of information over the last 8 weeks; in which looking back, it seems a bit overwhelming. I really appreciated the fact that we learned where we can locate helpful resources and support throughout our
transition to becoming nurse practitioners. We will never know everything there is to know when it comes to being a practitioner and we will always need to maintain a learning mentality, or rather, strive for continuous personal and professional growth. We will need to support each other throughout our careers and focus on the advancement of the APN role and health care, in itself. This course provided many useful tools that we can implement toward achieving those goals, such as the networking and marketing strategies, as well as being able to strategically resolve conflicts that arise. As I was writing my APN professional development plan paper, I found numerous organizations that would be a great help and support to me that I would be proud to represent. One such organization, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, offers an extensive amount of information via their website, such as links to volunteer opportunities and clinical or practice resources. They list the link to IOM report, as well as their argument in response to the IOM recommendations. This is somethingelse that I found interesting in the course; being able to develop professional arguments in regard to the professional advancement of the APN role. One such retort made by the AANP regarding the barriers on