Advanced Practice Nursing: Core Concepts for Professional Role Development, Fourth Edition

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This is a valuable resource?to help prepare advanced practice nurses with the skills necessary to navigate the healthcare arena. The editors and contributors are experienced advanced practice nurses with valuable information to share with novice practitioners. Score: 100, 5 stars


Now in its fourth edition, this highly acclaimed book remains the key title serving graduate-level advanced practice nurses (APNs) and recent graduates about to launch their careers. The book outlines what is required of the APN, with guidelines for professional practice for each of the four APN roles: the nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwife, and certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Advanced Practice Nursing focuses not only on the care and management of patients, but also on how to meet the many challenges of the rapidly changing health care arena. Obtaining certification, navigating reimbursement, and translating research into practice are just a few of the challenges discussed.

Key features:

  • Essential information on educational requirements and certification
  • Advice on how to make the transition into professional practice
  • Guidelines for ethical and clinical decision making
  • Discussions on the DNP and CNL roles in AP nursing
  • Updated and revised content on leadership development, regulation, informatics, health care organization, and health care policy

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About the author (2009)

Michaelene Jansen PhD, RN,C, GNP-BC, NP-C is a Clinical Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also works as a Family and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in Pulmonary Medicine at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin. Her professional career includes advanced practice nursing in primary care and neurosciences, chronic pain and pulmonary medicine, particularly the care of adult cystic fibrosis patients. Her professional nursing career includes critical care, neurosciences and trauma. She was co-editor of the previous three editions of this text and editor of Managing Pain in the Older Adult also published by Springer Publishing.

Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher, PhD, RN, GNP/GCNS-BC, FAAN is Interim Dean and Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. She also practices as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Red Cedar Clinic/Mayo Health System - Nursing Homes Services. She is a NIH funded co-principal investigator examining multilevel interventions to promote quality improvement in the nursing home setting. She has extensive experience in gerontological advanced practice, nursing education and quality improvement in long-term care. She is the co-editor of the previous edition of this text, in addition to the author of numerous national presentations, publications and books.

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