Overview/Description of Final Paper: The final written assignment will synthesize what you have discovered about the different advanced practice roles and scope of practice found in the master of nursing curriculum: APRNs, nurse educator, nurse informaticist, and nurse administrator/executive. You will review all roles and then examine the specialty for which you were admitted, focusing on the scope of practice, core competencies, certification requirements, and legal aspects of practice for that specific role. You will also identify the practice environment and population you will be working with, as well as peers and colleagues. In addition, you will discuss your future leadership role and participation in professional organizations.
Your paper is to be based on current literature, standards of practice, core competencies, and certification bodies for your chosen role. The paper should be 8-10 pages excluding the title and reference pages, and APA format is required.
• Advanced Practice Roles in Nursing:
o Briefly define advance nursing practice and the roles in advanced practice nursing pertaining to clinical practice, primary care, education, administration, and health information. Distinguish between ANP and the APN.
o Describe the advance nursing practice role you aspire and briefly share the experiences and/or qualities you have that have influenced your decision. Include your personal philosophy.
• Selected Advanced Practice Role:
o Identify the AP you interviewed and summarize the interview, which should/may include (if not in the interview, please address):
o Examine regulatory and legal requirements for the state in which you plan to practice/work.
o Describe the professional organizations available for membership based on your selected role.
o Identify required competencies (domains), including certification requirements for your selected role.
o Describe the organization and setting, population, and colleagues with whom you plan to work.
• Leadership Attributes of the Advanced Practice Role:
o Determine your leadership style
o Define Transformational Leadership and as it relates to your identified leadership attributes that you possess or need to develop
o Apply the leadership style you will embrace in AP to one of the domains
• Health Policy and the Advanced Practice Role
Based on your program of study, review the literature and address the following:
• FNP/AGNP:Medicare reimbursement for NPs is 85%for the same health care that MDs receive at 100% reimbursement? Please address questions below and state your position on this mandate.
• FNP/AGNP:What states have NP Full Practice Authority and which states have limitations or restrictions? How does this apply to your state? Please address questions below and state your position on this regulation.
• Nurse Executive: What is value based care and how will it impact decisions made at the executive level relative to nursing and AP nursing? Please address and state your position on the regulation.
• Nurse Informaticists:What law(s) was enacted to regulate health information? Please address questions below and state your position on this regulation.
• Nurse Educator:What agency regulates nursing education? Explain in detail.
For the above category chosen, address the following:
• Describe the current policy or trends and determine if it needs to change; if opposed to change state why
• Provide the process required to make the change with key players and parties of interest; support opposition
• Explain how you could lead the effort to make or influence the change in policy or keep the policy the same and the impact in healthcare quality.
• Conclusion-Summarize your role paper by highlighting key points made in your paper.
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