However only \u00bd of the States allow the full extended work capability of NPs

However only ½ of the states allow the full extended

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However, only ½ of the States allow the full extended work capability of NPs which affects health care accessibility to the public. In the State of California, the bill that permits NPs to function independently got denied last year by the Assembly panel in 2015 (California health line, 2015). Obviously, there are two opposite opinions on this issue. The chief of California Medical Association stated giving NPs full function as physician put patients at risk. On the other hand, the president of California Nurses Association mentioned that these practices by NPs have already existed and implemented (California health line, 2015). I feel that by changing
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regulations that provide NPs full authority to perform as a primary care provider will enhance the healthcare system and the public by delivering affordable care with increased medial access. References Distance Education. (n.d.). Nurse Anesthetist Careers. Retrieved from - education.org/careers/nurse-anesthetist-careers-39.html LearningPath. (n.d.). Pros and Cons of clinical nurse specialist careers. Retrieved from .html California State Department of Consumer Affairs. (2011). General information: Nurse practitioner practice. Retrieved from Wk 2-1 Dr. Regalado and class, “Theories are foundational, describing, predicting, and explaining phenomena; theories should include the metaparadigm, and help distinguish the basis of practice which is explicit to nursing” (Karnick, 2013, p. 29). Karnick (2013) also stated that the phenomenon is explained in a coherent way to improve nursing research and practice. Iskandarani, Al Hammadi,& Al Gizani (2012) cited that theories in nursing provide the groundwork for nursing knowledge needed and the scientific backgrounds for different nursing roles. They also mentioned that a strong theoretical background can provide the support needed to enhance nursing care delivery and critical thinking along with better decision making (Iskandarani, Al Hammadi, & Al Gizani, 2012). Cruz (n.d.) stated that theories provide rational to collect related data which is vital to decision making for nurses. Furthermore, nursing theories assist nurses to provide holistic care and better reach their professional goals (Iskandarani, Al Hammadi, & Al Gizani , 2012). Iskandarani, Al Hammadi, & Al Gizani (2012) said “nursing theories enhance students’ understanding of principles, values, and the meaning of nursing practice” (p. 116). So for Mary, taking a nursing theory class again as a refresher will help her to provide the best care possible with the latest information. The other reason that Mary should take this course is that theories can help her with a new concept of caring. Clark (2013) stated nursing profession is struggling to move to next level of care, which emphasizes humanism, holistic care, and redefining the old concepts of care. Which, include technological, medical, and cure-based care. By applying theories that are
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