The aim with this assessment is for the student to get a comprehensive knowledge of the professions background that will be useful for them in their transition into their new role as nurse practitioner.
The further aim is to gain an in depth knowledge on legislation relevant for their future role as a nurse practitioner.
My area of practice is emergency care (both adults and children).
You will in addition to undertake reading of the provided course material have to search the literature and web for information about:
The history of the professional role of Nurse Practitioner from both state national and international perspectives (particularly the USA and the UK)
Legislation beneficial schemes and policies which are relevant for them in their role and function as nurse practitioner. Australia focused please.
After searching reading and reflecting on your findings write an essay that describes how the role of the nurse practitioner has developed over time including significant occurrences and any particular persons of importance. Please refer to the Australian college of nurse practitioners website which will give you a superficial breakdown of the NP history. The most important person to write about is Loretta Ford.
In the essay you should also analyse and evaluate different laws rules and policies and how these have and will affect the role of nurse practitioner
Length: 1500 word
Font: Arial 10
Reference system: Vancouver
Criteria & Marking:
1. Demonstrates superior knowledge of the development of the role of Nurse Practitioner
2. Demonstrates an in depth knowledge of relevant legislation beneficial scheme and policies and how they will affect the role as Nurse Practitioner
3. Demonstrates a good knowledge about significant occurrence and persons of specific interest for the history of Nurse Practitioner
4. Demonstrates a critical thinking process reflection and synthesis of collected data.
5. Appropriate literature and sources utilised professional language applied and references consistent.
Suggested references and further reading
McMurray A. & Clendon J. (2015) Community Health and Wellness Primary health care in practice. (5th ed.) Elsevier: Sydney. -Chapter 5
Allnutt J Allnutt N McMaster R O Connell J Middleton S Hillege S et al. Clients understanding of the role of nurse practitioners. Australian Health Review. 2010;34(1):59-65.
Gardner G. A. Gardner et al. (2004). Nurse practitioner education: a research-based curriculum structure. Journal of Advanced Nursing 47(2): 143-152.
Lowe G. Plummer V. OBrien A. P. & Boyd L. (2011). Time to clarify the value of advanced practice nursing roles in health care. Journal of Advanced Nursing no-no. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05790
Minnis A. (2011). Transition from Clinical Nurse Consultant to Nurse Practitioner Candidate: The penny drop moment that provided a catalyst to change. Connections 14(4) 38-39.
This essay needs to be focused on the NP in Australia but can include history from the USA and the UK
Instructions for the writer
Master of Nurse Practitioner Science
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