Author: Kleinpell, R.


The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Management of Common Health Problems: A Proposal

The acute care nurse practitioner, an emerging role in acute healthcare settings, is responsible for managing acutely ill patients with multiple acute and chronic health problems. There are variations in acute care nurse practitioner specialty practices but the complexity and potential progression of the acutely ill patient’s status require the use of a multidisciplinary approach […]

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Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Utilization in Academic Medical Centers

The purpose of this study was to collect information on the utilization of physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in academic health centers. Data were gathered from a national sample of University HealthSystem Consortium member academic medical centers (AMCs). PAs and NPs have been integrated into most services of respondent AMCs, where they are […]

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Post-Masters Certification Programs for Nurse Practitioners: Population Specialty Role Preparation

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Ensuring Clinical Competency for NPs in Acute Care

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Measuring Advanced Practice Nursing Outcome, Strategies and Resources

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Negotiation Strategies for ACNP Practice

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Defining NP Scope of Practice and Associated Regulations: Focus on Acute Care

Purpose: Although the nurse practitioner (NP) role has been in existence for over 40 years, there continues to be uncertainty about the essential compo- nents that define NP scope of practice. The purpose of this article is to review definitions and concepts related to NP scope of practice with an emphasis on NPs working in […]

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Strategies for Success in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Role

This article reviews issues related to development of the role of the acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP). Strategies for ensuring success in the role are outlined, including the importance of communication about the role, maintaining competency, forming collaborative relationships, and the value of networking. The ACNP represents an innovative role in advanced practice nursing. Demonstrating […]

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Developing an Advanced Practice Nursing Credentialing Model for Acute Care Facilities

Credentialing of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in acute care settings is an essential practice, but care must be taken to ensure that full utilization of the scope of practice and capac- ity of APRNs is attained. The process of credentialing and privileging involves the verification of required education, licensure, and certification to practice as […]

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Longitudinal Survey of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

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