advanced-practice nurse

advanced-practice nurse

A registered nurse with specialty training and education–usually a masters degree, ie, 6+ yrs of formal college or university education in primary care–eg nurse practitioner, midwife, or acute care of inpatients–eg clinical nurse specialist, intensive care specialist who performs various examinations–eg, flexible sigmoidoscopic examination
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We know there's a fair amount of activity around the advanced-practice nurse issue," Reinhard says.
CEOs should not underestimate their roles in welcoming advanced-practice nurses on staff.
Twice as many patients can be treated when an advanced-practice nurse joins a medical staff.
These laws will allow a child crying with an earache or a hypertensive patient out of medication to receive on-site primary care from a qualified advanced-practice nurse in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Why, then, would anyone challenge the advantages of having advanced-practice nurses provide primary health-care services, as the American Medical Association decided to do at its 2007 annual meeting recently in Chicago?
As a Harvard Business School faculty member recently told a class, physicians should focus on complex medical cases and allow advanced-practice nurses and physician assistants to provide the primary care that they do so well.
This is a curious statistic since Pennsylvania has approximately 11,000 advanced-practice nurses who hold a minimum of a master's degree and often a doctoral degree and who have advanced clinical skills, experience and specialty certification.
recently earned a degree as an advanced-practice nurse so that he can prescribe, a strategy that he found "high on education and low on conflict" with psychiatrists or other physicians.
Advanced-practice nurses can prescribe independently in at least 28 states and can prescribe under physician supervision in 50 states.
The recommendation comes amid concerns that advanced-practice nurses need training above and beyond the required master's degree.
Advanced-practice nurses typically work with individuals who require long-term health care, such as heart or kidney transplant patients.

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