EMERGENCE AND FUTURE PROJECTION FOR THE ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER

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Title:
EMERGENCE AND FUTURE PROJECTION FOR THE ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
Author:
Kinne, Mary Ann
Issue Date:
2004
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) is the newest Advanced Practice Nurse with advanced clinical education and experience in acute and critical care. The ACNP uses a collaborative practice model to provide direct services to acutely and critically ill adult patients in a variety of settings. There are approximately 21,000 Nurse Practitioners in the United States with 8% working in the acute care setting. The literature was reviewed to examine historical evolution and assess if the role has resulted in favorable cost and quality outcomes, future employment potential and autonomy. The role has not been without controversy, however early research finding suggest that ACNPs make a substantial impact on quality and cost of health care. Legislation has been favorable, diminishing previous limitations and swinging the door of opportunity wide for further development and autonomy in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Role.
Type:
text; Report-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lamb, Gerri S.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleEMERGENCE AND FUTURE PROJECTION FOR THE ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERen_US
dc.creatorKinne, Mary Annen
dc.contributor.authorKinne, Mary Annen
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) is the newest Advanced Practice Nurse with advanced clinical education and experience in acute and critical care. The ACNP uses a collaborative practice model to provide direct services to acutely and critically ill adult patients in a variety of settings. There are approximately 21,000 Nurse Practitioners in the United States with 8% working in the acute care setting. The literature was reviewed to examine historical evolution and assess if the role has resulted in favorable cost and quality outcomes, future employment potential and autonomy. The role has not been without controversy, however early research finding suggest that ACNPs make a substantial impact on quality and cost of health care. Legislation has been favorable, diminishing previous limitations and swinging the door of opportunity wide for further development and autonomy in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Role.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeReport-Reproduction (electronic)en
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorLamb, Gerri S.en
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