Leadership and Advanced Practice Nursing

A 5 page paper arguing the appropriateness of using advanced practice nurses in leadership roles. Advanced practice nurses are more qualified for leading nurses than are non-nurses or nurses lacking the managerial training that advanced practice nurses receive in pursuit of their advanced standing certification. Moreover, active RNs, LPNs and CNAs understand that these advanced practice nurses have filled roles similar to theirs in the past, that they know the conditions in which today’s direct-care nurses work. Advanced practice nurses provide the best of all worlds when they occupy leadership roles. They comprise the natural entity to provide effective nurse leadership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

This 10 page research paper address a variety of issues pertaining to advance practice nurses (APNs), such as scope of practice, engagement in research and promoting evidence-based practice, use of complementary therapies, among other topics. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Advanced Practice Nursing, Current Issues

This 5 page research paper pertains to several issues in advanced practice nursing, such as credentialing, barriers to practice, professionalism and the history of advanced practice nursing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Roles of Nursing

A 5 page research paper that looks at various nursing roles. A pertinent question to nursing practice is what, specifically, should a patient expect from his/her nurse. This question can be examined from the standpoint of the scope of nursing practice for both registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners (NPs). This examination looks at both of these areas of nursing expertise, particularly focusing nursing practice in the State of North Carolina. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nursing Theory Perspectives

A 4 page research paper that addresses 2 issues pertaining to nursing theory. The first half of the paper examines the relationship between nursing theory and research and practice and the second half of the paper looks at how non-nursing theories can play a role in advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Advanced Practice Nursing in the U.S. Air Force

An 18 page paper discussing federal and state laws regarding advanced nursing practice. At present, licensing is a state function, and requirements as well as privileges can widely vary between states. As a national organization, the USAF and other military services may literally be caught in the middle between states’ and federal regulation. The purpose here is to determine whether the USAF advanced nurse practitioners are “functioning beyond their scope of practice as independent licensed practitioners.” Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Postgraduate Diplomas and Advanced Practice Nursing

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance of completing a postgraduate diploma in a specialty area and the focus on this credential, the postgraduate diploma, for advanced practice nurses. This paper considers the fact that many advanced practice nurses have not necessarily received postgraduate diplomas, but more and more hospitals are assessing the importance of this degree in emergency departments. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Ocology & OR Nursing Specialties

A 3 page research paper that discusses advanced practice nursing today, which is characterized by various specialties, with each having its own particular focus and educational requirements. Two such specialties are oncology nursing and operating room (OR) nursing. The following research looks at the educational requirements for these advanced nursing roles and also at the topic of orientation for new RNs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Advanced Practice Nursing: the Parish Nurse

A 15 page paper discussing the emergence of advanced-practice nursing in parish nursing. The parish nurse cannot provide services that substitute for hospital treatment or costly laboratory testing procedures, but s/he certainly can provide routine screening measures, educate patients on a variety of health-related topics and advise patients on when they do need to visit a doctor. Unlike nurses in non-parish settings, the parish nurse also is able to highlight issues of spirituality. In essence, the parish nurse has the ability to treat the whole patient, rather than only addressing symptoms as health care providers in most other venues are confined to providing. The advanced practice nurse involved in parish nursing has the opportunity to provide service and caring at the highest points of their potential. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Nurse Practitioner & Nurse Midwife

A 6 page research paper that, first of all, examines the umbrella category of advanced practice nursing, offering a definition and overview, but then specifically examines the roles and scope of practice of the nurse practitioner and the nurse midwife. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A Plan for Continued Education in Nursing

A 5 page discussion of the importance of continued education to the nursing professional. Targets the specific curriculum goals of critical thinking, computer literacy, information literacy, and nursing informatics as critical components of an Advanced Practical Nursing Degree and addresses the manner in which these components can be addressed. Also identifies a means of touching up on areas of knowledge such as research utilization in advanced practiced nursing, healthcare policies/economics, ethics in advanced practiced nursing, health promotion and disease prevention. Contrasts the traditional approach of the classroom with on-the-job training and Internet Based and other forms of remote education. Suggests that by carrying a full time college load of twelve hours per semester the student can address the basic curriculum components identified above in as little as one semester. Suggests less time intensive approaches as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Prescribing

A 10 page paper. Authorizing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to diagnose and prescribe medications has been an issue of contention for many years. This position paper focuses on the state of Virginia and provides a definition and explanation of the issue, ethics regarding the issue, consequences if something is not changed, barriers, possible conflicts of interest, and a call to action. Data are included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Advanced Nursing Practice Issue: Alternative Therapies

6 pages in length. The fundamental basis of the ANP role is to establish a tangible connection between patient and nurse, while at the same time providing an atmosphere of safety and service combined. Applying this conceptual framework to the issue of alternative therapies, one finds that the ANP is responsible for both educating about and implementing holistic treatments within an ever-changing medical community. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Advanced Practice Nursing

A 10 page paper discussing the continuing evolution of advanced practice nursing and the resistance it receives from physician groups. Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses have filled significant roles in US health care for years. They have legal rights and the technical expertise to take on much of the burden of providing direct health care services, generally under the supervision of an MD. This advanced practice niche is a hybrid position arising from increasing pressures on the still-evolving health care American health care system; it is a position respected in the profession and welcomed by patients. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

This 12 page research paper pertains to various issues in advanced practice nursing, such as prescriptive authority, credentialing and privileging, and the collaborative nature of practice within the context of managed care. Bibliography lists 14 sources.