Assignment: Describe how the role of advance registered nurse transformed over time.
NUR-513 Topic 1 DQ 1
Describe how the role of advance registered nurse transformed over time. Consider shifts in scope and expectations in the 20th and 21st centuries. In what ways will the advanced registered nurse role and responsibilities continue to evolve and emerge as the American health care system changes?
Topic 1: Emerging Roles for Advanced Registered Nursing Specialties
- Describe the history of advanced registered nursing, including shifts in scope, role, and expectations.
- Discuss emerging roles for the advanced registered nurse.
- Discuss the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for nursing education and the role of the advanced practice registered nurse in the evolving health care system.
Role of an Advance Registered Practice Nurse
The nursing profession is no exception to change. To have an effective and functional healthcare system, the roles and responsibilities of advanced nurses and other health care workers must be redesigned well to meet the ever changing population. The scope of an advanced registered practice nurse has changed overtime. The traditional level of nursing practice is unable to meet the needs of the current increased population (DHANDAPANI & L G, 2020). The United States of America has almost four million registered nurses in different cadres and specializations. This paper helps determine the transformational journey of the nursing profession through the 20th and 21st centuries.
There exists a challenge in the management of chronic diseases in the United States, due to the new healthcare laws. There has been a radical change in the roles and expectations of an advanced of a advanced registered nurse. Currently, they are tasked to manage chronic conditions, disease prevention and wellbeing of the people. They also conduct primary prevention and screening, secondary prevention and tertiary level management to restore normalcy and functionality.
Education and technology have contributed much in the transformation of the nursing profession. Advanced nurses will be proficiency in information, data collection and analysis due to the due to technological advancement. The information will be used to predict future health burden and illness. Therefore, advanced nurses have embraced evidence-based research to solve clinical problems in the medical field (Kaasalainen, 2017).
In future, baccalaureate nurses will match into great leadership and take up positions to lead bigger hospitals and other health organizations to bring change by implementing new evidence-based ideas. Leadership and advocacy is the new expectation that advanced registered practice nurses should take and to improve staff and patient welfare
I conclusion, the nursing profession has taken a lot of strides in moving from one stage to another trough the years. APRNs have taken up roles in the management of chronic disease, disease prevention and screening. They also have taken the responsibility of advocating and leadership to improve staff and patient wellbeing.
Dhandapani, M., & L., G. (2020). Envisioning nursing profession grounded on advanced nursing education: A new paradigm change. International Journal of Nursing Science Practice and Research.
Kaasalainen, S. (2017). How has advanced practice nursing influenced the nursing profession in Canada? Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 30(2), 64-70.
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