TXBON 2016 The educational program if completed after 2003 must include courses

Txbon 2016 the educational program if completed after

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must include courses in advanced physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, APRN role prep and completion of a minimum of 500 separate non-duplicated supervised clinical hours in specific role and population focus (TXBON, 2016). Texas is a restricted practice state and APRNs in the state have limited prescriptive authority. There is no cleat cut scope of practice and the APN must alwaysstrive to determine if their formal educational background has prepared them for the task they wish to complete. APN must have a supervision, delegation or a team- managementAPN Professional Development Plan An Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is a registered nurse who has earned and obtained a master or doctorate degree of nursing concentrating on one of four specialized tracks. These tracks include Nurse Practitioners (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Certified Nurse- midwives (CNM), and Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CNA). Once the APN has earned a degree in a specified track, they must pass a state exam to become licensed through a state board of nursing in order to provide patient care. Each state has specific legislative guidelines determining and defining the
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APN’s scope of practice, many have prescribing authorization and some are able to practice independently without physician supervision. The International Council of Nurses (2017) defines the APNas a registered nurse that has a specialized knowledge for a skillset with critical decision-making skills and proficient clinical ability essential for expanded practice. NPs need to consider the state rules and regulations that guide their practice. The NP should research and analyze the Nurse Practice Act and APNscope of practice guidelines within the state they reside. Once the nurse has identified a track and obtained licensure a professional plan must be developed, this is a tool that allows the nurse to take a personal inventory of their competences, skillset, and achievements. This professional development planwill specifically target this author’s personal assessment, reflecting upon strengths, weaknesses, goals, and objectives. It will provide networking and marketing strategies with information regarding local and national professional organizations that advertise employment opportunities. As well as offer a curriculum vitae with this author’s information regarding nursing abilities, skills, and accomplishments. Scope of Practice for State of Wisconsin APN 3 The state of Wisconsin has a posted scope of practice specifically for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The Wisconsin Medical Society (2017) explains that a physician is responsible for the supervision of the NP. APNs and NPs are able to prescribe independently only if they have qualified for and received a certificate authorizing them to do so (Wisconsin Medical Society, 2017). APNs and NPs are mandated to work in partnership with a minimum of one physician, but it should be noted that administrative prescribing regulations are very loosely defined (Wisconsin Medical Society, 2017). The
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