The expanded 3rd edition presents a comprehensive and scholarly presentation of the roles and issues related to advanced practice nursing. Specifically, it provides the practical strategies nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, and nurse anesthetists need in order to improve patient care and legitimize their roles in an ever-changing health care system. In fact, it's the only text available that provides conceptually consistent definitions and complete exploration of advanced practice nursing. And with expanded coverage that further synthesizes concepts and explores new issues, this edition contains the comprehensive coverage necessary to guide advanced practice nurses. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.
Table of Contents
PART I. Historical and Developmental Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing 1. History and Evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing 2. Conceptualizations of Advanced Practice Nursing 3. A Definition of Advanced Practice Nursing 4. Role Development of the Advanced Practice Nurse PART II. Competencies of Advanced Practice Nursing 5. Direct Clinical Practice 6. Expert Coaching and Guidance 7. Consultation 8. Research 9. Clinical and Professional Leadership 10. Collaboration 11. Ethical Decision Making PART III. Advanced Practice Roles: The Operational Definitions of Advanced Practice Nursing 12. The Clinical Nurse Specialist 13. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 14. The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 15. The Blended Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Nurse Practitioner 16. The Certified Nurse-Midwife 17. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist 18. The Advanced Practice Nurse Case Manager 19. Evolving and Innovative Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nursing PART IV. Critical Elements in Managing Advanced Nursing Practice Environments 20. Business Planning and Reimbursement Mechanisms 21. Marketing and Contracting Considerations 22. Understanding Regulatory, Legal, and Credentialing Requirements 23. Health Policy Issues in Changing Environments 24. Strengthening Advanced Nursing Practice in Organizational Structures and Cultures 25. Outcome Evaluation and Performance Improvement