Advanced Practice Research Paper

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State of Advance Practice/Week 2 Patricia Grayson-Canty Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 510 Leadership and Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse Terri Schmitt Professor Spring B 2014 Introduction The purpose of this paper is to further examine the state of advanced practice nursing from a local, state, national, and international perspective. The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) “evolved from the shortage of primary care medical providers in underserved areas in the 1960s” (DeNisco & Barker, 2013, p. 20). NPs became a much needed asset during the Great Society era due to the development of the government health programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Community health Centers that needed care providers. These programs helped…show more content…
Papathanassoglou, (2011) suggest: Some countries, including the USA, the UK and Canada, have been developing ANP roles for decades, whereas, in other countries, including many Mediterranean and central European countries, the development of ANP roles in its infancy (p.55). As the role continues to evolve locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally nurses are stepping up and providing safe quality care to their patients. By showing an impact on patient outcomes using evidence based practice along with their skills to provide patients with a quality continuum of care. Conclusion From the beginning of 1965 when the role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner was first implemented “nurses have been undertaking tasks and assuming responsibilities traditionally associated with medicine” (Dalton, 2012, p.48). Over the years things have changed where the Advanced Practice Nurse is much needed to continue with providing patients with a quality, safe, and continuum of care. In the process the numbers of the (NP) have increased locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally from that beginning number of three hundred fifty-three in the early 1980s. The literature suggests that nurses are better providers in providing quality care to patients because they are more hands on. Patients are more to open up to them and feel less intimidated…show more content…
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