Achieving Competencies of an Advanced Practice Nurse
The concert of nursing in general and the , in particular, has over the course of its evolution. Whereas at first, the role of an advanced practice nurse was reduced to merely assisting the therapist (Ekholm & Ford, 2015), nowadays, an APRN is enabled to provide consultations to patients, enhance awareness on specific subjects, particularly, on current health threats, etc. Moreover, over the course of the nursing theory evolution, it has been proven that the effects of the support and care provided by a therapist and an APRN have a must stronger and better effect on the patient than the results of the therapists intervention alone (Ekholm & Ford, 2015).
Roles and Scope of Practice
The role of an APRN in advanced clinical setting concerns providing the services such as vaccines to the target patients. As far as the educational setting is concerned, an APRN is supposed to promote awareness and, therefore, assume the role of an educator. APRNs involved in administration must assume the role of leaders and, therefore, act on behalf of the community that they represent. The field of informatics is similar to the one of education in that the nurses are supposed to promote awareness. However, in addition, the responsibilities of APRNs in the specified field concern the engagement of modern IT tools for addressing patients needs (Branstetter, Smith & Brooks, 2014). The role of an APRN in research is restricted to investigating a certain problem, whereas the scope concerns a particular health issue. Finally, the health policy arena requires that an APRN should assume the role of a staff member and an innovator, both complying with the existing rules and seeking ways of improving them (Determining the scope of practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), 2014).
A nurse must be available to all target patients, which means that the significance of modern communication tools is not to be underrated. A nurse must encourage a steep rise in consumer choice; the specified task can be carried out by promoting awareness among the target denizens of the population. Competition, however, can reduce the rates of enthusiasm among APRNs, as it may possibly lead to a decline in the . Likewise, a rise in the number of APRNs will probably affect financing negatively.
According to the current list of APRN competencies, nurses must be able to , as well as integrate their knowledge of humanities and science into their nursing experience (Nurse practitioner core competencies with , 2014). Actual experience shows that the incorporation of background knowledge is a part and parcel of an APRNs routine, as it helps identify the problem accurately and approach it adequately. Moreover, personal experience has shown that IT tools are crucial for health promotion and disease prevention among the target population due to the high speed of information transfer. Finally, nursing practice results display that the quality of services can be improved significantly with regular audits.