Hamric A B Hanson C M Tracy M F OGrady E M 2014 Advanced practice nursing An

Hamric a b hanson c m tracy m f ogrady e m 2014

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Hamric, A. B. , Hanson, C. M. , Tracy, M. F. , & O'Grady, E. M. (2014). Advanced practice nursing: An integrative approach(5th ed.). St Louis, MO: Elsevier Inc.
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WEEK 1 CS 2Advanced Practiced Registered Nurses (APRN) are expanding in their number and capability in today healthcare. Although its roles includes; Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist(CRNA), Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), Clinical Nurse Specialist(CNS), and Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNP) each has its unique history and context. It is important to know that even though education, certification, accreditation, and licensure are necessary components for APN, each states licensing board government independently has the final arbiter as to who can practice within a given state (Texas Board of Nursing, 2013). Residing in Texas, according to Texas Board of Nursing, ( 2013) CNP is define as registered nurses who have graduate-level nursing preparation as a nurse practitioner at the masters or doctoral level. He or she must have passed a national certification examination that measures role and population- focused competencies. He / she should have advanced clinical knowledge and skills to provide direct or indirect care to patients. Originally, according to (Berger et al., 2012). CNP focus was to meet the needs of underserved populations in rural areas of the United States. Because of this, practice areas for CNPs were traditionally in community and outpatient settings. Responsibilities for this community-oriented CNP included the delivery of primary care to the client, including comprehensive health assessment; follow-up care for presenting problems; health promotion activities. In Texas, Certified Nurse Practitioner(CNP), care along the wellness-illness continuum which is a dynamic process whereby primary and acute care is provided across all settings. CNPs are practicing autonomously in diverse settings as; family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics, and women’s health care. CNPs are prepared to diagnose and treat patients with undifferentiated symptoms as well as those with established diagnoses.
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In Texas, primary and acute care CNPs provide initial, ongoing, and comprehensive care, includes taking comprehensive histories, providing physical examinations and other health assessment and screening activities, and diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with acute and chronic illnesses and diseases. This includes ordering, performing, supervising, and interpreting laboratory and imaging studies; prescribing medication and durable medical equipment; and making appropriate referrals for patients and families. Clinical CNP care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and counseling as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases(Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse Joint Dialogue Group Report, 2008. p. 8)ReferencesBerger, A., Eilers, J., Pattrin, L., Rolf-Fixley, M., Pfeifer, B. A., & Rogge, J. A. (2012).
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