Assignment #6 – Final Assignment: Advanced Practice Roles (30%) due by midnight onSeptember 2nd, 2017
The final assignment will synthesize what you have discovered about the different advanced practice roles and scope of practice for Advanced Practice Nurses. You will review all roles and then examine the specialty for which you were admitted into the program. Submit a (maximum) 10 page paper in APA format into the Dropbox.
1. Advanced Practice Roles in Nursing
a. Compare and contrast the roles of the Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, and other emerging roles in advanced practice nursing pertaining to the 7 Core Competencies: direct clinical practice, guidance and coaching, consultation, evidence-based practice, leadership, collaboration, ethical decision making
2. Selected Advanced Practice Role (Family Nurse Practitioner)
a. Examine regulatory and legal requirements for the state in which you plan to practice.
b. Describe the professional organizations available for membership based on your selected role.
c. Identify required competencies, including certification requirements, for your selected role.
d. Predict the organization and setting, population, and colleagues with whom you plan to work.
3. Leadership Attributes of the Advanced Practice Role.
a. Complete the leadership quiz outlined for Assignment #4 – http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl-leader… – in order to determine your leadership style.
b. Identify the leadership attributes you currently possess and describe the attributes you may need to develop.
c. Determine how to attain and evaluate those missing attributes.
4. Health Policy and the Advanced Practice Role.
a. Visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – http://www.rwjf.org/en/topics/rwjf-topic-areas/hea… – and identify a health policy issue. Conduct a review of literature and address the following:
i. Describe the current policy and what needs to change. Justify and support your conclusions with citations from the literature.
ii. Provide the process required to make the change with key players and parties of interest.
iii. Explain how you could lead the effort to make or influence the change in policy.
iv. Predict the effect on health care quality if the change in policy is implemented.