Literature Type: Journal Article


The Outcomes and Service Impact of a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Training Program–Nurse Practitioner Training Outcomes

Seventy-three graduates of a pediatric nurse practitioner program were followed 6-30 months after training, with employment fairly equally divided between agency and private practice settings. Pediatric time released by nurse practitioner was used to handle more visits to devote more time to selected patients. Quality of care under either circumstance was considered good.

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The Neuroscience Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Role Development, Implementation, and Improvement

As the number and opportunities for acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) continue to increase, the successful integration of these providers into the health care setting becomes more of a challenge. This article outlines strategies for role development, implementation, and evaluation to optimize the performance of the neuroscience ACNP role. The concepts presented are applicable across […]

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Detraumatizing Nurse Practitioner Orientation

Health care reform and legislation of restricted resident work hours lead to the evaluation and the changes in health care delivery. In the early 1990s, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner role evolved to fill the care gaps created by these changes. As the numbers and opportunities for nurse practitioners (NPs) in tertiary settings continue to […]

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Effect of Clinical Settings on the Utilization of Nurse Practitioners

In this study, 143 medical and pediatric nurse practitioners in 61 agencies identified problems in role implementation and formulated recommendations for more effective utilization in clinical settings which employ, or plan to employ, nurse practitioners. Physician-intensive settings appeared to utilize nurse practitioners least effectively and more practitioners left such settings, citing inability to implement the […]

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Surgical Nurse Practitioners as Registered Nurse First Assists: The Role, Historical Perspectives, and Educational Training

Advanced practice nurses (APN) who practice in the surgical subspecialty areas may have the opportunity to expand their scope of practice to include first assistant at surgery. Surgical APNs who practice as registered nurse first assistants (RNFA) should seek credentialing and apply for institutional privileges to assure the consumer of competent providers. Credentialing as an […]

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Analysis of Incomes of New Graduate Physician Assistants and Gender, 1998-2006

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a gender-based difference in starting incomes paid to new graduate physician assistants. Data obtained from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Division of Data Services and Statistics from 1998 through 2006, utilizing the Annual AAPA Physician Assistant Census and the Annual AAPA New […]

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Health Outcomes Among Patients Treated by Nurse Practitioners or Physicians

The study by Dr Mundinger and colleagues1¬†compared the health outcomes of patients treated by nurse practitioners to those treated by physicians in primary care settings that were similar in terms of responsibilities and patient panels. There was no description of the training of either the physicians or the nurses in the study, other than that […]

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The Evolution of the Role of Nurses: The History of Nurse Practitioners in Pediatric Oncology

The role of nursing has been around since the beginning of time as demonstrated historically by caretakers who have attempted to relieve the suffering of children and of the sick within their community. In the late 1940s, the field of pediatric oncology nursing began emerging, and by the early 1970s, there were 2 pediatric nurse […]

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Nurse Practitioners’ Experiences of Working Collaboratively with General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals in New South Wales, Australia

Objective: The study aimed to explore contemporary collaborative experiences of nurse practitioners (NPs) in providing care with general practitioners (GPs) and allied health care professionals. Design: A qualitative descriptive, exploratory design was considered the most appropriate to achieve the study objectives. This allowed the researcher at first hand to gain a thorough understanding of the […]

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The Business Management Preceptorship within the Nurse Practitioner Program

Changes in health care reimbursement practices have affected the way in which primary health care is provided. To be successful, nurse practitioners must have a proficient understanding of basic business functions, including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and reimbursement practices. Yet, many graduates of nurse practitioner programs are not adequately prepared to make fundamental business decisions. […]

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