Advance Practice Nursing Jake Freeman University of SST. Francis Abstract This paper primarily explores the article from the Journal of Nursing called “Demographic Profiles of Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Nurse Practitioners: Reflections on Implications for Uniform Education and Regulation”. It will also include insight from other resources in support to the information provided by the article preceding.
The article will be summarized in regards to Advanced Practice Nursing (PAN) work history within the ultra of nursing and whether or not the Pan’s should be mandated to further their education to the doctorate level in order to maintain there positions as Pan’s. The paper will also provide a brief analysis by the author in regard to the quality of the paper’s content. Keywords: advanced practice nursing, DEN, history of, history, clinical nurse specialist In Summary a Brief History of Advance Practice Nursing Nursing practice has expanded exponentially especially in the last 10 years.
With aggressive legislation from our nursing leaders, respect, reimbursements, and the right to well deserved leadership has come forth. Although for many of us nurses it may seem as though many of these breakthroughs have spontaneously emerged, yet with a little respect to our roots we need to realize this emergence has been transforming nursing society since the sass’s. The recent chaos and disorientation in health care has rendered an opportunity for nurses to take what is theirs, and that is leadership in healthcare.
Preventative care has always been a forte of nursing and now it’s a realization that it is the best approach to health care today, and that is why we are the leaders. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are the pioneers of advance practice nursing as evidenced by the first formal education in 1909 at SST. Vincent Hospital in Portland, OR and have roots dating back to the Civil War while caring for the wounded and administering medicine like ether in the battlefields.
Nurse Midwives shortly there after developed formal education in 1932 at the Maternity Center Association in New York and have roots dating back to the times of biblical writings. In 1965 the first formal Nurse Practitioner program was developed at the University of Colorado in collaboration with a physician Dry. Henry Silver and Registered Nurse Loretta Ford. Clinical Specialists devised a program of formal education at Rutgers University in 1954 (Englander et al. , 2006). As you can see advance practice nursing has came a long way and has overcome an insurmountable amount of hurdles.
In the Journal of Professional Nursing a study was conducted by Sips, Fullerton, and Schilling (2009) which consisted of a sample survey and was designed to determine 6 categories of gathered information in regards to gender and race, age and years experience, education, employment, practice privileges, and salary. In the article the author aggressively directs to the possible fact that “men Leary indicate that they chose nursing because they expected a good salary’ (p. 182) and that there was a good possibility that they were inclined to choose nursing to empower themselves rather than their patients.
Based on the quality of the study and the amount of professionals that actually participated this finding could be considered loosely based and also offensive to men of the profession. On a more refreshing note it was encouraging to see that Naps have the highest amount of ethnic diversity among the three PAN groups. This will highly contribute to collaboration between Pan’s to provide a better understanding of culturally impotent care. Sacra’s have longevity in experience, where as Naps are the youngsters of advanced practice, yet will be the largest entity of advanced practice nurses shortly in the future.
Currently employment greatly consists of a physician- based practice, although this statistic will most likely change as well in the near future. Unfortunately the study of demographics of the 3 groups of Pan’s is loosely associated to the need for Pan’s to advance their practice to the doctoral level. There where references to the concern of collegiate faculty and the necessity of doctoral repaper professors to teach doctoral prepared course work. This was in regards to the question whether or not we have enough DEN prepared nurses out there to teach to the masses that might be interested in furthering their credentials.
In the time of when the article was written it was reported that there was a drop off of students studying for their PhD. Presently there will be no mandate for a Doctorate in 2015. In this paragraph we will discuss some issues that might have some more relevance to the question of whether or not we need to mandate Naps to DEN status. In the book Advanced Practice Nursing Jansen et al. 2010) makes an empowering statement reminding us of how some or our greatest attributes for example: modesty of our clinical skills have actually hindered some of our potential for growth.
This example is finely expressed in this statement “Given the history, philosophy, and values, the concept of power holds ambivalence for many nurses, even Pan’s” (p. 80). This statement makes a good realization of maybe how ill adapted we are as nurses coming into a position of such responsibility, which requires the understanding of how to properly utilize power. Instead of concerning ourselves with whether or not he DEN should be mandated maybe nurses need to learn how to harness their currently new development of high stature as autonomous providers.
Our undistinguished and unparalleled ethics ironically have provided us with another hurdle that will be easily overcome in the near future as do any hurdles for nursing. Pan’s are also in the midst of becoming autonomous in the politics of business and legal aspects of nursing which can be significantly foreign to many new Pan’s Suppers (2015). Not only recently hurdles in politics within nursing have been overcome such as the identity crisis of Can’s and attempting to maintain a niche in he nursing profession.
While Naps advance into the spotlight due to demand of needed providers that have privileges, Can’s struggle to maintain position Cur (1996). In summary it’s evident that Pan’s still have continued hurdles, yet their achievements come from centuries of hard work from our forefathers that pioneered the practice. In recent times it’s evident that the path paved by our forefathers will enable Pan’s to evolve into the highest entity of health care. This is a new and exciting perspective of conceptualizing Pan’s instead of physicians controlling the direction of health care, but it is now a reality.
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