The Emerging Role of Nurse Practitioners in Diverse Clinical Settings

 

 

: Double spaced. No more than 2 pages long.Week 1: The Emerging Role of Nurse Practitioners in Diverse Clinical Settings In the 1940′s and 1950′s, Loretta Ford, known as the pioneer for nurse practitioners (NPs), was a public health nurse in rural Colorado. During that time period there was a shortage of physicians to care for children and families. In 1965, Loretta Ford and Dr. Henry K. Silver started the first pediatric nurse practitioner program at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Since this time, nurse practitioners have been in great demand to meet the health care needs of individuals, families and communities. The year 2015, marked the 50th year of NPs providing care to a variety of patients across the lifespan in primary, acute, and subspecialty care areas. The role of nurse practitioners has evolved over the years. Nurse practitioners are prepared to prevent diseases, promote health, treat diseases, and support health maintenance. Nurse practitioners are well known and equipped to provide safe, quality, cost-effective, and accessible care. This week you will focus on the emerging role of nurse practitioners and review the history and practices of nurse practitioners. Also, you will explore the emerging role of nurse practitioners in clinical settings, conduct a professional self-assessment, and you will develop goals for mastery of clinical skills. This is the Assignment 1: Professional Goals Developing professional goals is critical to guiding your career and transitioning to become a practicing NP. The goals that you develop should be SMART. SMART goals are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-specific (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Human Resources, n.d.). Keeping your goals SMART will increase your chances of meeting or exceeding your professional career goals. For this Assignment, you will identify three short-term and three long-term goals. You also will explain how each goal relates to your professional career development and how you might achieve each of these goals. our professional career development and how you might achieve each of these goals. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Human Resources (n.d.). SMART goals. Retrieved from http://hrweb.mit.edu/performance-development/goal-setting-developmental-planning/smart-goals To prepare: Review the SMART Goals Learning Resources Consider professional goals that you might select to help focus on your transition from RN to NP practice.addresses the following: Identify at least three short-term goals (1-2 years) Identify at least three long-term goals (3-5 years) Explain why you selected each goal and how they relate to your professional career development Create a strategic plan that explains how you might achieve each of these goals References: American Association of Nurse Practitioners (n.d.). Nurse practitioners in primary care. Retrieved from https://www.aanp.org/images/documents/publications/primarycare.pdf CNA, & Nurses Service Organization (2012). Risk control self-assessment checklist for nurse practitioners. Retrieved from http://www.hpso.com/Documents/Risk%20Education/individuals/NP_RM_Checklist_2012.pdf Ford, L. C. (2015). Reflections on fifty years of change. FAANP Forum, 6(1), 2-3. Retrieved from https://www.aanp.org/images/documents/FAANPForum/2015-3.pdf Hamric, A. B., Hanson, C. M., Tracy, M. F., & O’Grady, E. T. (2014). International development of advanced practice nursing. In Advanced practice nursing: An integrative approach(5th ed.) (133-143). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders. This chapter defines advanced practice nursing and explores the international evolution of the advanced practice nurse. It also discusses advanced practice nurse issues worldwide. Kooienga, S.A. & Carryer, J.B. (2015). Globalization and advancing primary care health care nurse practitioner practice. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(8), 804–811. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.06.012 Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Naylor, M. D., & Kurtzman, E. T. (2010). The role of nurse practitioners in reinventing primary care. Health Affairs, 29(5), 893-899. Retrieved from http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/29/5/893.full.pdf+html Reinisch, C. E. (2014). Loretta Ford: Envisioning the future. Clinical Scholars Review, 7(1), 82-84. Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Schiff, M. (2012). The role of nurse practitioners in meeting increasing demand for primary care. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/government-affairs/NGA-Nurse-Practitioner-Paper.pdf Silver, H. K,. Ford, L. C., & Day, L. R. (1968). The pediatric nurse-practitioner program: Expanding the role of the nurse to provide increased health care for children. JAMA, 204(4), 298-302. Copyright 1968 by American Medical Association. Used with permission of American Medical Association via the Copyright Clearance Center. Thomas, A. C., Crabtree, M. K., Delaney, K. R., Dumas, M. A., Kleinpell, R., Logsdon, C.,…Nativio, D. G. (2012). Nurse practitioner core competencies. Retrieved from http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/competencies/npcorecompetenciesfinal2012.pdf Massachusetts Institute of Technology Human Resources (n.d.). SMART goals. Retrieved from http://hrweb.mit.edu/performance-development/goal-setting-developmental-planning/smart-goals Note: SMART Goals Learning Resource Required Media Barnes, S. (2014). What is a nurse practitioner? Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F91gqaQs7Lc Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes. National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2011). The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation – Short-Length Version. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmbfWqxc6PA Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 6 minutes. Feenstra, R. (2014). SMART Goals – Quick Overview. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SvuFIQjK8 Note: SMART Goals Learning Resource Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.

 

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