Different Roles of the Nurse Practitioner

Discussion: Different Roles of the Nurse Practitioner

The term ‘history” is broad in meaning. Within that broad framework archeologists tend to focus their careers on various specialties and areas of interest, such as specific historical eras or geographical areas.

So it is with nurses. Within the broad framework of healthcare, nurse practitioners focus their careers on various roles. These roles may in part be based on narrower areas of interest such as women’s health. Careers also focus on selected technical nursing specialties.

For this Discussion, you will explore your professional interests and those interests are addressed in specific guidelines and competencies. You also examine the different nurse practitioner roles related to women’s health and how these roles might impact the way you work.

To prepare:

  • Review the modular structure of this course and reflect on how each module defines the specific skills needed as an advanced Nurse Practitioner (NP). 
  • Review the ANA guidelines, NP competencies, and the Ethic resources found in this week’s Learning Resources and consider how they impact the work of the NP.

Assignment Discussion post:

Post a brief introduction of yourself (Little backround about me I am a Labor and delivery Nurse for 13 years) including your professional interests and explain why these topics interest you. Your post should include how the ANA guidelines, competencies, and code of ethics address these issues and topics. Also include a brief explanation about the differences in roles related to Certified Professional Mid-Wife (CPM), Certified Nurse Mid-wife (CNM), Certified Mid-Wives (non-nurse who follows same criteria as a CNM, CM, APR-Ns, and  PAs) and how each of these roles might impact the way you work. Be specific and provide examples.

Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question”” link and then select “”Create Thread”” to complete your initial post. Remember