NU 625 Roles for Nurse Practitioners LatestUnit 1 DiscussionDQ1 Roles of Advanced PractitionersLocate an article that relates to how the roles of the advanced practice nurse have historically evolved.Provide a summary of the article and how the information in this article relates to the evolution of the APN role in current practice.In your responses to other students, discuss how the information provided helped you to better understand the roles of the NP and the evolution of this field.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
DQ2 Comparing RolesDiscussion PromptIf you have completed courses in the MSN-FNP, or have experienced working with or receiving care from an APN, describe your experience.How has your view of the role of the APN changed from what your view was prior to beginning the program?What has been your biggest revelation about the roles of the NP?If you were asked to talk to a group of undergrad nursing students about opportunities in the field, what would you tell them about pursuing their education to become an APN?Estimated time to complete: 3 hours
Unit 2 DiscussionDQ1 Personal PhilosophyDevelop a personal philosophy and framework acknowledging professional and accrediting agency competencies relating to the role and scope of practice of the family nurse practitioner.Identify a nurse theorist or professional accrediting agency that provides the foundation for this philosophy development.Secondarily, identify variations in prescriptive authority among APNs.Compare prescribing privileges from the state within you will practice and compare to another state.Discuss similarities and differences with a focus on client safety concerns or initiatives.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
DQ2 Credentialing and Clinical PrivilegesYou have been called to testify in front of a regulatory committee that is reviewing the credentialing and clinical privilege rules for APN’s. Because of your experience in the field you are considered an expert in this area.Explain in detail the difference between APN certification and credentialing.Then explain the meaning of clinical privilege.Why are certification, credentialing, and clinical privileges important to patient safety?Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
Unit 3 DiscussionDQ1 Nurse AdvocatesBased on your experiences and readings, analyze the roles, empowerment of patients, and values needed to be an effective nurse advocate and policy player.Discuss the APN role as a change agent.Provide an example of a time that you have acted as an advocate or a situation that you are familiar with that involved an APN acting as an advocate.Additionally, address how the APN role is implemented at an organizations, state, and national level.The text discusses the limited evidence base for the credibility of advocacy, in your opinion does it work?Why or why not? Support your thoughts with evidence.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
DQ2 Evidence-Based PolicyResearch and evidence based practice are integral to advanced practice nursing. Describe how you will demonstrate/utilize these to set yourself apart as an “excellent” APN.Provide an example of an evidence based policy that you would like to implement in your practice. How will you implement it?Provide the details of working through organization structures in obtaining feedback from your staff and organization on how to implement it.Explore the AHRQ website (Links to an external site.) and pick a quality care initiative that may impact quality client care in hospitals or areas of industry that deliver health care.Read a few case studies in the “AHRQ’s Impact on Health Care” and pick 2. Compare and Contrast how the AHRQ research or evidence behind these case studies improves client care outcomes.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
Unit 4 DiscussionDQ1 Information Technology and Data MiningDescribe how using information technology and data mining can affect the quality of health care.Using two Quality Performance indicators, provide a comparison and contrast example of how information technology and data have changed patient care outcomes.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
DQ2 Utilization and Case ManagementWhat is utilization and case management?How is this related to managed care and quality care and control issues?How does APNP clinical expertise and patient management skills provide a foundation for utilization and case management?Provide an example of how case management improves patient care outcomes.Use an EBP research article to support your case.Provide detailed examples.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
Unit 5 DiscussionDQ1 Conflict in the WorkplaceAll of us have been involved in various kinds of conflicts related to our work environment. Using a situation that you were involved in, describe the conflict and how it was handled.Was the outcome positive or negative?How did the involved parties feel about the resolution, did they feel that they were heard, that their issues were resolved in an appropriate manner?Based on what you have read in this unit, what could have been done to improve both the situation and the outcome?What is professional civility/incivility?How does this impact professional relationships an patient care outcomes?What incivility literature evidence is available that supports that conflict resolution impacts work environments and patient care?Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
DQ2 Complimentary TherapyThis discussion has two parts:1A. Using the National Center for Complimentary and Integrated Health (NCCIH) at https://nccih.nih.gov/, provide research about a complementary therapy.Provide a summary overview of the therapy.What evidence is there about providing care for patients of all cultures.Discuss how you would work with a patient to integrate the therapy into his/her care plan.1B. Using transcultural care concepts, provide evidence based practice guidelines that illustrate how linguistic challenges interfere with culturally competent care.What are the safety concerns for APNP providers?Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
Unit 6 DiscussionDQ1 Value of The APN ModelOutline and discuss a plan to promote the value of the APN model to the public.Using the latest statistics and evidence, provide a compelling argument and a brief background to the public about why APNP care is essential.Discuss how you would promote the value of utilizing an APN as a provider of services.Use data from sources that illustrate how efficient, and cost containing APNPs are versus other health care provider roles. This is not an exercise that diminishes our other colleagues, but one that promotes the value of the APNP role.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
DQ2 Business PlanYou have decided to open your own practice – you now need to gain start-up funding. Picture yourself in-front of a group of investors or your local banker –What will you say to them to convince them that you have a good idea, that your services will be a valuable addition to the community, and that you have the business skills to successfully run a practice?Discuss marketing, start-up funds, items needed for your practice, etc.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
Unit 7 DiscussionDQ1 Legal Issues, Ethical Considerations and Risk ManagementLegal issues, ethical considerations and risk management (insurance) – In your opinion, what is the relationship among these topics as they relate to NP’s?Define/describe what each of these are.Describe how each of these are interrelated.Provide an example of how ethics is interrelated into the legal issues of malpractice.Provide a journal summary to support your ideas.Please use ANA Code of Ethical Standards to guide the ethics discussion.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
DQ2 APN Professional ResumeUpload your APN resume to Blackboard in week 7 Reflective Discussion.This is a peer review activity.Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
Unit 8 DiscussionDirections ReflectionPlease respond to the following questions based upon these course objectives:Analyze nursing history to expand thinking and provide a sense of professional heritage and identity. AACN I.8.Understand other health professions’ scopes of practice to maximize contributions within the healthcare team. AACN VII.2Use leadership skills to teach, coach, and mentor other members of the healthcare team. AACN IX. 5.FNP Concentration Learning Outcome aligns as course objective #4. Competencies: Articulate a personal philosophy and framework acknowledging professional and accrediting agency competencies relating to the role and scope of practice of the family nurse practitioner-objective 1Please answer the following questions with supporting examples and full explanations.For each of the learning objectives, provide an analysis of how the course supported each objective.Explain how the material learned in this course, based upon the objectives, will be applicable to professional application.Provide evidence (citations and references) to support your statements and opinions. Responses to these questions are due by Tuesday at midnight.
Unit 2 AssignmentAPNs and State RegulationsInstructionsDevelop a personal philosophy and framework acknowledging professional and accrediting agency competencies relating to the role and scope of practice of the family nurse practitioner. Identify a nurse theorist or professional accrediting agency that provides the foundation for this philosophy development.Describe the  type of educational courses  and professional  requirements required for APN professional certification and licensing within the state that you will practice in and compare to at least one other state for evaluation purposes.Identify the precise application process for boards, your state regulations for application for prescriptive practice, and issues related to APN practice within your state.Evaluate and discuss APN roles and prescriptive privileges and impact on client safety and careCompare  the differences between prescriptive authority, credentialing, and clinical privileges and how each of these impact client safety and careEvaluate the development of the advanced practice nurse role from a global perspective. Compare  at least 2 countries and how similar or dissimilar the APN roles are in other countries.Parameters:1000-1500 words not including the cover page and references (total, not for each topic)Follow the APA 6th edition for references and citationsInclude a minimum of 6 scholarly references (does not include text or websites)Demonstrate analysis, evaluation and synthesis of informationEstimated time to complete:  6 hoursPlease review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria.Predatory Nursing Journals:You have done an amazing job reviewing articles for your papers. However, some scholarly resources/research articles are not all quality work. These are often seen online, as a “predatory journal”.
Unit 4 AssignmentAssessment PaperInstructionsDescribe and evaluate the differences between evidence based practice and research.Describe the importance and application of health care information, data mining, and importance to application in patient care outcomesDiscuss how data mining and interpretation influences case management and utilizationDescribe participation in managed care and the importance of quality care initiatives and performance indicators (remember to use AHRQ as a resource)Parameters:
1000-1500 words not including the cover page and references (total, not for each topic)Follow the APA 6th edition for references and citationsInclude a minimum of 6 scholarly references (does not include text or websites)Demonstrate analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
Unit 6 AssignmentThe APN as EntrepreneurInstructionsGenerate a professional Power Point presentation that sums the following areas:Introduction to topic, include introducing yourself, why this is important (1 slide)Develop a business plan to start or manage a practice (6-10), identify SWOT analysis, marketing plan, key stakeholders, reimbursement, insurance issues, a solid budget plan (expense and revenue sheet)Construct  an employment contract for an advanced practice nurse in your selected care setting. (3-4)) Be specific. What should APN ask for salary, vacation, Health insurance, dental, vision, long and short term insurance, professional development/education fees, professional journals, any others?Compare the legal, ethical, and contractual considerations for APN in the employment setting (2-3 slides)ParametersInclusive of references in presentation, and references then fully presented in final slide of presentation as a reference page (1-2 slides)Use APA for formattingPresentation should be minimally 25 slides, enough slides to appropriately cover material being presentedPresentation is to be designed as if you, the APN, were seeking funding for starting your own clinic.Presentation to include:Contract portion is to be designed as if student/APN was seeking a position. What would an APN want in the contract? Provide details within the contract about salary, insurances, benefits, duties, etc.Type of clinic, clientele serving, locationMission/vision statementDETAILED budget analysis. Expense and revenue reportsInsurance and reimbursement: Provide information on expected revenue. What would an APN charge for certain visits (sick versus health check), what is epected pay from insurance types (private, Medicare/Medicaid?)Contract portion is to be designed as if student/APN was seeking a position. What would an APN want in the contract? Provide details within the contract about salary, insurances, benefits, duties, etc.MUST USE NOTES SECTION. NO AUDIO. Use the notes section to discuss content. Professor will be assessing analysis and synthesis of understanding of the content)
Unit 7 AssignmentProfessional ResumeCreating a Professional APN ResumeInstructions:Creating a Professional APN ResumeCreate a resume related to your desired area of expertise and advanced practice role.Follow professional guidelines in creating the resumeMay include Herzing Career Services as a reference for formatting the resumeAdditional details:Students will be graded in DISCUSSION BOARD on feedback to minimally 2 peersAttach a professional cover letter to resumeResume can be no longer than 3 pages including cover letterResume is for an APN seeking an APN position
Unit 7 AssignmentOpioid PaperInstructions“The United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than 2 million Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs” (CNN, 2018). This is a health crisis that APN’s are a part of.Research and write a 3-page paper (not counting the cover and reference page) on the use of Opioids in the US.Define the problem including statistics related to the national impact as well as statistics related to your particular state.Include any personal experience with this national crisis.How is the role of the Nurse Practitioner impacted by this issue?What alternatives does the literature suggest for providers in lieu of prescribing Opioids for pain management?

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