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future is uncertain regarding many aspects of health care, the nurse will remain intact; steady and strong; persevering through the changes to emerge with not only applicable theories by which to practice by, but also a stronger knowledge base that will enhance thenurse and develop a firm discipline whereby to provide quality of care through skills learned, knowledge gained, and art applied (“The practicality”, 2016).Although nurses traditionally see themselves as holistic in their practice, young APNs may embrace the medical model as their first clinical guide. Teaching the APNs holistic paradigm in graduate schools reaffirms nursing beliefs. The transformation from nurse to the advanced practice role involves development of advanced knowledge and skills for listening, knowing, being with patients, connecting patients to their communities, promoting health, preventing disease, and helping patients make changes intheir lives. These activities define the APNs role. Reference:The Practicality of Nursing Theory in the Future (2016). Nurse Journal social communityfor nurses worldwide.Retrieved from: -the-future/WEEK 2, TD2Dr. Costello and class,Theory and practice are related. To develop nursing as a profession the concept of theory must be addressed. If nursing theory does not drive the development of nursing, it will continue to develop in the footsteps of other disciplines such as medicine. The nursing component of the advance practice nurse (APN) role continues to be challenged from within nursing, as well as by large national physician organizations. APNs are an extension of nursing, not medicine, and are
guided by nursing theory. The success of APNs depends on practicing evidence-based care with competency in assessment, diagnosing, and managing patients, including writing prescriptions and maintaining a caring practice. One of the nursing theories that are particularly applicable to nursing practice as an APN is Synergy Model. A challenge faced by APNs is that they are constantly involved with complex cases and unique situations (“By using”, n.d.). These cases often require APNs to guide patients, patients' families, and staff members through complex systems (“By using”, n.d.). To do so effectively, APNs require a method that can be applied logically and consistently to a wide varietyof patients, families, and situations to plan and provide comprehensive care (“By using”, n.d.). The clinical application of the Synergy Model is just such a method (“By using”, n.d.).The Synergy Model is based on the premise that when patients' characteristics are joined with nurses' competencies, optimal outcomes for patients can be achieved (“By using”, n.d.). As the model moves from theory into practice, it is helpful to see how nurses in both direct care of patients and advanced practice use the model in day-to-day practice (“By using”, n.d.). The Synergy Model is a user-friendly, highly effective, efficient tool that can be used by novice and experienced APNs in all settings and circumstances (“By using”, n.d.). The model helps APNs to