Part I: Historical and Developmental Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing 1. A Brief History of Advanced Practice Nursing in the United States 2. Conceptualizations of Advanced Practice Nursing 3. A Definition of Advanced Practice Nursing 4. Role Development of the Advanced Practice Nurse Part II: Competencies of Advanced Practice Nursing 5. Direct Clinical Practice 6. Expert Coaching and Guidance 7. Consultation 8. Research 9. Clinical, Professional, and Systems Leadership 10. Collaboration 11. Ethical Decision Making Part III: Advanced Practice Roles: The Operational Definitions of Advanced Practice Nursing 12. The Clinical Nurse Specialist 13. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 14. The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 15. The Blended Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Nurse Practitioner 16. The Certified Nurse-Midwife 17. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist 18. Evolving and Innovative Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nursing Part IV: Critical Elements in Managing Advanced Nursing Practice Environments 19. Business Planning and Reimbursement Mechanisms 20. Marketing and Contracting Considerations 21. Understanding Regulatory, Legal, and Credentialing Requirements 22. Health Policy Issues in Changing Environments 23. Strengthening Advanced Nursing Practice in Organizational Structures: Administrative Considerations 24. Outcome Evaluation and Performance Improvement: An Integrative Review of Research on Advanced Practice Nursing 25. NEW! Outcomes Evaluation and Performance Improvement: Using Data and Information Technology to Improve Practice
"This comprehensive textbook is therefore highly relevant to those aspiring to be advanced nurse or midwifery practitioners.This is a must for any credible nursing library." Nursing Standard, July 2009 "The text is over 800 pages long but crammed full of information thanks to the authors and contributors who are witnessing this book in its fourth edition." Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing.