Consider whether primary care NP graduates are qualified to seek employment in acute care settings such as ER, OR, or hospitalist/intensivist
Case Study One: Selecting the Certification Exam for your specialty.
Mary is in the last two months of her program of study. She is trying to decide whether to take the American Association of Nurse Practitioner Credentialing Exam or the American Nurses Credentialing Exam.
Post 2 PAGES ON : An explanation of the professional and/or clinical practice issues the new Nurse Practitioner will need to consider and address with the certification, licensure, credentialing, or relocation process. Compare Scope of Practice between the Acute Care, Family Practice, and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and how practice may differ from state to state (state of origin is Georgia) . Then, identify and explain at least two types of settings that are appropriate for FNP and AGPCNP graduates to practice.
American Nurses Association (n.d.). Advanced Practice Nurses. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/EspeciallyForYou/AdvancedPracticeNurses
Barton Associates (n.d.). Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws. Retrieved from http://www.bartonassociates.com/nurse-practitioners/nurse-practitioner-scope-of-practice-laws/
Buppert, C. (2015). Appendix 1-A, state by state definitions of the nurse practitioner. In Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide (5th ed.) (16-32). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (n.d.). Boards and Regulations. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/boards.htm
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (2011). Statement on Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practice. Retrieved from http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/imported/NPPrimaryCareAcuteCarePracticeFINAL.pdf
O’Connell, J., Gardner, G., & Coyer, F. (2014). Beyond competencies: Using a capability framework in developing practice standards for advanced practice nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(12), 2728-2735.
Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.