The historical development, scope, and functional roles of the advanced practice nurse are analyzed. Students examine the dynamic relationships among professional organizations, health care trends, and health care policy as they influence the need for advanced practice nursing. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in the health care system. Related health professions theories, research, and opportunities for implementing changes are emphasized. Critical thinking, group dynamics, leadership skills, and role of the APN as educator are studied and modeled in classroom experiences and course assignments.
The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Monday, February 13, 2017