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The scope and standards of practice for CNPs in the state of Georgia entails providing advanced practice nursing care and medical services which are specific to the CNP respective specialty to patients, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention, and diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases (State of Georgia, 2017). The CNP cooperates as necessary with other healthcare professionals to diagnose and manage clients' health care related problems. In addition, the CNP practices in a manner consistent with the nationally recognized nursing practice standards for the respective CNP specialty that is consistent with the Board-recognized national certification organization (State of Georgia, 2017). Hurlock-Chorostecki, C., & McCallum, J. (2016). Nurse Practitioner Role Value in Hospitals: New Strategies for Hospital Leaders. Nursing Leadership (1910-622X), 29(3), 82-92.Nurse Journal. (2017). Advanced practice nurse fact sheet. Retrieved from
Shilling, D. L., & Hodnicki, D. (2015). APRN prescribing in Georgia: An evolving environment. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(6),300-307. doi:10.1002/2327-6924.12203State of Georgia. (2017). Rules and regulations of the stated of Georgia. Retrieved from ?urlRedirected=yes&data=admin&lookingfor=410-11Dr. Lane, Thanks for responding to my initial posting this week regarding historical development of the advanced practice nursing role, systematic inquiry and evidence-based practice. I agree with your stated that APRNs can contribute to the educational realm of nursing practice. According to Fitzgerald, Kantrowitz-Gordon, Katz, and Hirsch, innovative approaches to clinical education and curricular transformation offer promise to nursing administrators and nursing educators (2012). For example, the facility where I am currently employed is a teaching facility where there are several clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) and certified nurse practitioners (CNPs) who do not work in the clinical setting providing care to patients. They provide educational support to the nursing staff through evidenced based practice research. In my opinion, I find this helpful, especially since I am currently enrolled in a graduate program I full understand that importance of the CNS or CNP providing nurses with educational information to assist with enhancing our practice. In addition, there are some APRNs who serve as professors in the educational arena where they are teaching in a classroom environment, serving as clinical instructors for undergraduate students, or preceptors for APRN students. According to Fitzgerald, Kantrowitz-Gordon, Katz, and Hirsch, there is a limited number of APRN preceptors due to APRN specialties requiring that preceptors hold the same specialty certification (2012).