Advanced practice nursing and future of health care:
Approval of affordable act 2010 has transformed the role of healthcare professionals as well as the nurses in the future of healthcare. The act has been considered as a major transformation in the field since Medicaid and Medicare programs that were created in 1965. The time has revealed that the role played by nurses in evolutionary field has been quite passive, whether they practice their profession in community, health centers, and schools or in acute setting. The major reasons behind this inability to cope up with the change were policy, regulatory, cultural and historical barriers prevailing in the environment. …show more content…
The APN would play an advanced role in delivery of health care services in the US healthcare. There are a number of reasons behind the enhanced role of an APN in future of healthcare. . A comprehensive definition of APN has been given by International Council of Nurses which regards APN as a registered nurse who is highly competent and has expert level knowledge and ability to understand complex situations and make critical decisions under stress. The one whose job description is broader than an ordinary nurse and the character of whose is shaped by the specific context of that locality. The typical APN classification encompasses CNM (certified nurse midwife), CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist), NP (nurse practitioner) and CNS (clinical nurse specialist). (Berger et. al, 1995). The major changes during the 21st century have reshaped the whole industry and it can be said the healthcare system is still experiencing the major shifts and is expected to face major transformations in near future (Jones, 2005). There are a number of reasons behind this …show more content…
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