kakamegamama 13,102 Views
Joined Feb 20, '07.
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I basically sit in my ivory tower and judge people.
Because your body is shot after a few years of lifting patients, walking miles down long hallways, etc., etc.
"I agree with some of what you said. Particularly as it pertains to direct entry APNs- they've never been nurses, so how can they practice an advanced form of it?"
This!!!!! Totally agree with you. I work with an ADN nurse who has 22+ years and is a fabulous nurse. Has no desire to "advance" but all the attending surgeons know her and go to her for advice. She is a charge nurse, a fabulous preceptor, on the clinical practice committee. The ultimate nurse. She could be our manager, but she doesn't want that. She likes the floor. She has been a great mentor to me.
I am FLABBERGASTED that they are allowing APRNs to practice with zero experience. scary.
An ANP follows a preventive medicine model, the nursing model. Yes, we diagnose and prescribe, but we provide patient education about their disease, education about good health practices, etc. It's not all "pill pushing". Several ANPs are still at the bedside, in the role of acute NP, doing bedside education for staff and patient alike, depending on their job description at their area.
What do YOU think advanced nursing practice should be about/is about?
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