The 3rd edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award winner prepares graduate nurses to meet the challenges of practice today and to take leadership roles in the future. From its historical roots to contemporary concerns and trends, the author traces the development of the advanced practice nursing role and articulates the major issues facing practitioners today. What's New: thoroughly revised and updated coverage throughout; new chapters on evidence-based practice, the evolution of APN across the continuum of care, and health education and counseling; and, new coverage of timely topics, including health care disparities, retail clinics, complexity theory, current issues in practice, APN consensus model, and the DNP. It offers an issues and discussion presentation of the major roles of advanced practice nurses. It highlights the ethical aspects of practice. It includes practical business advice for negotiating salaries or starting a new practice.
It provides critical thinking exercises, including performing critiques, conducting peer reviews, using analogies, drawing models to depict relationships among concepts, composing position papers and professional practice statements, and engaging in argument and debate.
Foreword; Introduction; The Evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing; Advanced Practice Nursing in the Current Sociopolitical Environment; The American Health Care System: Implications for Advanced Practice Registered Nursing; Selected Theories and Models for Advanced Practice Nursing; Acute and Primary Care Advanced Practice Nursing: Past, Present, and Future; Formulation and Approval of Credentialing and Clinical Privileges; Reimbursement for Expanded Professional Nursing Practice Services; Marketing the Role: Formulating, Articulating, and Negotiating Advanced Practice Nursing Positions; Advanced Practice Nursing: Inquiry and Evaluation; Publishing in Nursing Journals; Legal and Ethical Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice; Global Health and International Opportunities; Advanced Practice Nursing and Health Policy; The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as Educator; Clinical Microsystem Thinking and Resources for Advanced Practice Nursing; The Future of APRN Practice and the Impact of Current Healthcare Trends.