Sample Nursing Paper on Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) and the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).

Overview/Description: The final written assignment will synthesize what you have discovered about the different advanced practice roles and scope of practice found in the master of nursing curriculum: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), nurse educator, nurse informaticist, and nurse administrator/executive. 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. The paper should be 6-8 pages excluding the title and reference pages, and APA format is required.

Week 5 Final Paper Must include 1-14:

1. Introduction

2. Distinguish between Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) and the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).

3. Briefly define advance nursing practice and the roles in advanced practice nursing pertaining to clinical practice, primary care, education, administration, and health information.

4. Describe the advance nursing practice role you aspire to and briefly share the experiences and/or qualities you have that have influenced your decision. (I aspire to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) that will work with geriatric patients in long-term care)

5. Describe your personal nursing philosophy and the model that helped you describe it. (I’m not sure what my personal nursing philosophy is, just make something up that sounds good and professional)

6. Examine regulatory and legal requirements for the state in which you plan to practice/work. (I PLAN TO PRACTICE IN THE USA IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA)

7. Identify the required competencies (domains) and certification requirements for your selected role. (See attached documents)

8. Describe what is required to obtain certification in your selected role. (I’m not sure, but one must have a Master’s Degree in which I’m working towards, one can get certification through the ANCC, ANA, etc. YOU CAN ADD STUFF HERE THAT YOU KNOW)

9. Define Transformational Leadership as it relates to your identified leadership attributes that you possess or need to develop.

10. Apply the leadership style you will embrace as an APN in primary care.

11. Describe the current policy or trends related to your APN role in primary care and determine if policy or trend needs to change–if opposed to change, state the reason.

12. If you determine that the above policies or trends require change, propose how APN can lead changes.

13. Conclusion: Summarize your role paper by highlighting key points made in your paper.

14. Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner, demonstrating ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Proper APA 7 format should be used.

Submission Details:

Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA 7 format.
Peer reviewed articles that are non-research and nursing organization websites may be used. All articles must be current (not more than five years old, unless it is a hallmark reference; e.g., Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2010). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

***MY BACKGROUND*** I’m a Registered Nurse (RN) and I’m attending college to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) that will specialize in working with the geriatric population. I have worked in long-term care for 15 years. I enjoy and love working with elderly patients. Please answer all questions and write something good and professional on each topic. Use as many references as needed.