Advance Roles Research Paper

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Advance Roles Paper This paper will reveal the author’s personal journey from a staff nurse who specialized in labor and delivery to an advanced practice nurse specializing in women’s health. This degree will enhance and expand this author’s skills in working with women and will allow the author to adapt more of a leadership role in working in women’s health. This Paper will provide a review of a conceptual framework for practice, and the author’s opinion on the current move to the Doctor of Nursing Practice as the practicing degree for advance practice nurses. The chosen path is the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with the specialty of women’s health nurse practitioner. As a doctoral prepared nurse, the author plans to continue to improve the healthcare for those in underserved communities, in the area of women’s health nursing. This author hopes to continue to encourage preventive and primary care for women, particularly related to sexually…show more content…
The framework is combination of 4 main concepts: the environments, role legitimacy, advanced practice nursing, and outcomes; and 17 specific concepts within the main concepts. Brown goes on to define APN through five characteristics: focus, orientation, domains of activity, scope, and competencies with focus on the patient population and a combination of other related factors. Brown is a proponent of autonomy through graduate education (p. 156-157). This author’s chosen path, the DNP degree, meets the criteria of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACC) consensus initiative. The consensus of the AACN aims to transform nursing education. AACN calls for the DNP for the terminal Advanced Practice Nurses to be doctorial prepared, by 2015 (AACN,

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