Characteristics of APRNs

Introduction and Alignment
“Tasks do not define a profession” (Schober and Affara, 2006, p. 35).
According to Stanley (2005) the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), NP practice is not setting-specific, but rather is focused on the primary care needs of patients, wherever they may occur (as cited in Booth, 1994).
Instructions

  1. Discuss the needed characteristics of the 21st century APRN. Has the education completed by future APRNs successfully prepared them for what is needed?
  2. What skills, knowledge, or information will the health provider of the future need in order to provide appropriate health care throughout the 21st century?
    Assessment Criteria
    ASSESSED ITEM POINTS
    Summary of the needed characteristics of the APRN in the 21st century. 40
    Discussion of what skills, knowledge, or information will the health provider of the future need in order to provide appropriate health care throughout the 21st century? 40
    Respond individually to at least one other posts by day five of the workshop. Respond to faculty questions as appropriate. 10
    Accurate spelling, grammar; references (minimum of 5 references within five years), APA format. 10