Compare and contrast the roles of the NP, nurse educator, nurse informaticist, and nurse administrator in advanced practice nursing pertaining to clinical practice, primary care, education, administration, and research.
Overview/Description: The final assignment will synthesize what you have discovered about the
different advanced practice roles and scope of practice found in the master of nursing curriculum:
NP, nurse educator, nurse informaticist, and nurse administrator. You will review all roles and
then examine the specialty for which you were admitted, focusing on the scope of practice, core
competencies, certification requirements, and legal aspects of practice for that specific role. You
will also identify the practice environment and population you will be working with, as well as
peers and colleagues. In addition, you will discuss your future leadership role and participation
in professional organizations.
Your paper is to be based on current literature, standards of practice, core competencies, and
certification bodies for your chosen role. APA format is required.
•Advanced Practice Roles in Nursing:
◦Compare and contrast the roles of the NP, nurse educator, nurse informaticist, and nurse
administrator in advanced practice nursing pertaining to clinical practice, primary care,
education, administration, and research.
•Selected Advanced Practice Role:
◦Examine regulatory and legal requirements for the state in which you plan to practice.
◦Describe the professional organizations available for membership based on your selected role.
◦Identify required competencies, including certification requirements for your selected role.
◦Predict the organization and setting, population, and colleagues with whom you plan to work.
•Leadership Attributes of the Advanced Practice Role:
◦Determine your leadership style (Participative Leadership
◦Identify leadership attributes you currently possess, and attributes you may need to develop.
◦Determine how to attain and evaluate those missing attributes.
•Health Policy and the Advanced Practice Role
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