Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults in Acute Care

Author: Janet G Foster,Suzanne E Prevost

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 080363787X

Category: Medical

Page: 1024

View: 3103

Written by a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Clinical Nurse Specialists, this text explores the expanding roles and responsibilities of the CNS—from core competencies and theoretical foundations for practice to caring for the hospitalized adult to shaping the healthcare system through the CNS’s spheres of influence.

Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults

Author: Laurie Kennedy-Malone,Kathleen Ryan Fletcher,Lori Martin-Plank

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803641249

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 3242

Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum. From an overview of the theories of aging and assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this evidence-based book provides the comprehensive gerontological coverage you need to prepare for your role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Understand how to easily identify factors that may affect the wellness of your patients and their families. Plus, enhance your critical-thinking skills with real-world case studies that bring concepts to life.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook

Author: Patti Rager Zuzelo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449618170

Category: Medical

Page: 386

View: 9845

The only resourse designed specifially for Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Second Edition of this best-selling text addresses the specific, practical, day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of the CNS role. Concrete, user-friendly strategies and exemplars are drawn from real practice and offer suggestions as well as considerations for CNS practice.

Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists E-book

Author: AACN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437726224

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 479

2007 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists: Best Practices presents the knowledge and tools the CNS needs to provide the best standards of practice and performance. It focuses on the role of the CNS in acute and critical care, emphasizing the relationship between critical care nursing, the patient, and the environment of care. Divided into 3 main sections, the framework of the book is based on the Scope and Standards of Practice for the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute and Critical Care and the AACN's synergy model. This book delivers up-to-date information for today's health care along with practical tools for the CNS in acute and critical care settings. Provides a current guide for the CNS' role in acute and critical care for the most up-to-date information. Reader-friendly presentation of information provides an easy reference that can be used in day-to-day practice. Discussion questions based on the CCNS blueprint assist in review for the certification examination, making this book a seminal reference for nurses taking the CCNS certification examination. Case studies present applied learning of the acute and critical care setting to prepare the reader for real-life situations.

Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice, Second Edition

Author: Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN,Brenda L. Lyon, PhD,Kelly A. Goudreau, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826129676

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 7561

2014 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Advanced Practice Nursing, First Place Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This widely acclaimed resource has been improved with this update. It is an excellent addition to the library of clinical nurse specialist students, faculty, and current practitioners. The release of the second edition ensures that the information is current for the ever-changing healthcare environment." Score: 100, 5 stars Now in its second edition, this highly acclaimed text remains the only cohesive, comprehensive textbook and professional reference for CNS education and practice. Supported by theory, research, and current literature, the text focuses on CNS roles and scope of practice, expanding opportunities in primary and home care settings, and on outcomes of CNS practice across the care continuum. This second edition reflects two emerging trends affecting CNS practice: an increased focus on transitional care (continuity across the care setting continuum) and new Centers for Medicare Services reimbursement rules related to pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management. Additionally, the second edition places increased emphasis on CNS practice outcomes and newly emerging roles in chronic illness management in primary and home care settings. Contributors to this edition represent the ìWhoís Whoî of CNS Nursing. Outstanding features include text boxes throughout that highlight core competencies and practice outcomes identified in NACNSís Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education. Additional chapter features include discussion questions, analysis and synthesis exercises, and clinical application considerations. The text also contains four models of CNS specialty care, and 10 exemplars of CNS practice, all including outcomes. New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on transitional care, primary care, program evaluation, and opportunities for CNS within the ACO and Medicare Emphasis on CNS role and practice outcomes pertaining to care of pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management New chapter on Program Evaluation New chapter on Affordable Care Organizations: New Horizons for CNS Practice New chapter on economics of CNS practice New chapter on CNS in primary care

Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit, Second Edition

A Guide for the New Clinical Nurse Specialist

Author: Melanie Duffy, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS,Susan Dresser, MSN, APRN-BC CCRN,Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171923

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 3487

Praise for the First Edition: "This is a valuable resource for new clinical nurse specialists as they begin their journey. It provides excellent guidance that will help new graduates as they negotiate new positions and develop new roles in healthcare organizations." Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's This is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive reference guide for new Clinical Nurse Specialists entering the field as well as seasoned practitioners looking to update their knowledge. Disseminating a wealth of current professional practice guidance and practical information on reimbursement and certification, the second edition has been fully updated to reflect changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act and the APRN Consensus Model. Four new chapters address changes and emerging trends, expanding focus on independent practice, increasing demands on health care due to the growing population of older adults, and updated reimbursement/economic issues. This authoritative toolkit is organized in an easy-to-use, bullet-point format and includes numerous clinical examples, case scenarios, and personal anecdotes culled from the contributors' own professional experiences. New to the Second Edition: Fully revised and updated Addresses CNS practice within Affordable Care Organizations Describes CNS leadership role in system-level evidence-based practice initiatives Covers documentation and communication of CNS activities aligning with strategic initiatives and CNS practice priorities Discusses facilitating transitions of care to assure safety and quality Addresses the CNS role in interprofessional education in clinical settings Key Features: Presents crucial information on negotiating and securing a job Provides advice on establishing credibility, prioritizing, and finding a mentor Contains guidelines on mentoring staff, leading groups, and precepting students Addresses documenting and measuring clinical outcomes Describes how to network with professional organizations and community agencies Offers practical guidance on applying for reimbursement and pursuing certification and licensure

Complexity Leadership

Nursing's Role in Health-Care Delivery

Author: Diana M Crowell

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803657714

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 2379

As hospitals and healthcare organizations strive to meet standards to achieve status in the Magnet Hospital Recognition Program and address the issues in the Institute of Medicine’s Nursing Work Force Issues Initiative, they must be able to respond in ways that embraces rapid change. The 2nd Edition of Dr. Diana M. Crowell’s groundbreaking text addresses the leadership roles advanced practice nurses can assume in this new environment. She defines the concept of complexity and teaches the leadership skills that are best suited for complex adaptive systems, while also enabling you to build the self-awareness you need to learn new ways to lead. Case studies help you apply your new skills and prepare for your advanced practice roles.

Advanced Practice Nursing

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416043928

Category: Medical

Page: 822

View: 9297

Presents a comprehensive presentation of the roles and issues related to advanced practice nursing. This text provides the practical strategies to improve patient care, and conceptually consistent definitions and exploration of advanced practice nursing. It contains the comprehensive coverage to guide advanced practice nurses.

Care of the Obese in Advanced Practice Nursing

Communication, Assessment, and Treatment

Author: Lisa L.M. Maher, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826123589

Category: Medical

Page: 469

View: 7923

The first book to provide APNs with the tools to effectively treat obese patients This book is the first resource to give the APN the practical tools with which to communicate, assess, and treat obese patients. Designed to help APNs to easily broach an uncomfortable topic, the book walks practitioners through the exam, providing tips on effective communication, understanding lifestyle constraints, and working with the patient to improve their condition without shame. Emphasizing multidisciplinary approaches and evidence-based treatment, the book addresses prevention, provider recognition, and treatment of adult and pediatric obesity with the goal of improving overall quality of life. The resource offers practical information on diet and exercise that foster healthy weight loss along with psychological, pharmacological, and surgical recommendations. Effective tips on all facets of working with obese patients, bolstered with real-life examples that provide the patient’s perspective, help APNs understand and provide a better quality of care to these vulnerable patients. Additionally, the book includes substantial information on comorbidities, which add to the complexity of obesity treatment. Chapters address current trends and causes of obesity; communication "dos" and "don'ts;" the technical aspects of obesity including genetics and pathophysiology, obesity as an addiction; eating disorders; assessment from the APN point of view; disease management; pharmacological, surgical, and medical management; and costs and insurance coverage. Several tools that can be used to enhance clinical practice are featured in the Appendix. Key Features: Written specifically for the Advanced Practice Nurse Covers all facets of communication with, assessment of, and treatment of obese patients Includes case studies and treatment plans from a nursing perspective Highlights a multidisciplinary approach Includes effective tips, photographs, and real-life examples that illustrate the patient’s perspective

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

Author: Thomas Wesson Barkley,Charlene M. Myers

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416003038

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

View: 7340

PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 2nd Edition is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. Includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice. Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field. Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients. Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way. Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis. An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease. Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases. New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process. Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy. New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations. Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field. Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases. Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.

Clinical Reasoning and Care Coordination in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: RuthAnne Kuiper, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF,Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,Tamatha E. Arms, DNP, PMHNP-BC, NP-C

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826131840

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 6333

Teaches students how to” think like an APRN” This book describes an innovative model for helping APRN students develop the clinical reasoning skills required to navigate complex patient care needs and coordination in advanced nursing practice. This model, the Outcome-Present-State-Test (OPT), encompasses a clear, step-by-step process that students can use to learn the skills of differential diagnosis and hone clinical reasoning strategies. This method facilitates understanding of the relationship among patient problems, outcomes, and interventions that focus on promoting patient safety and care coordination. It moves beyond traditional ways of problem solving by focusing on patient scenarios and stories and juxtaposing issues and outcomes that have been derived from an analysis of patient problems, evidence-based interventions, and desired outcomes. The model offers a blueprint for using standardized health care languages and provides strategies for developing reflective and complex thinking that becomes habitual. It embodies several levels of perspective related to patient-centered care planning, team-centered negotiation, and health care system considerations. Through patient stories and case scenarios, the text highlights care coordination strategies critical in complex patient situations. It provides students with the tools to collect patient information, determine priorities for care, and test interventions to reach health care outcomes by making clinical judgments during the problem-solving process. Concept maps illustrate complex patient care issues and how they relate to each other. For faculty use, the text provides links to relevant APN competencies and provides guidelines for using the OPT when supervising students in field settings. Key Features: Delivers a concrete learning model for developing creative thinking and problem solving in the clinical setting Offers a blueprint and structure for using standardized health care languages Includes patient stories and case scenarios to illustrate effective use of the OPT model Highlights care coordination strategies associated with complex client situations with the use of the Care Coordination Clinical Reasoning model Reinforces methods of reaching a diagnosis, outcomes, and interventions and how to duplicate the process

Diet Therapy in Advanced Practice Nursing

Nutrition Prescriptions for Improved Patient Outcomes

Author: Katie Ferraro,Cheryl Winter

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071771484

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 6521

"The first book to cover diet nutrition therapy as it pertains to advanced practice nursing, Diet Therapy in Advanced Practice Nursing: Nutrition Prescriptions for Improved Patient Outcomes is a concise compilation of best nutrition practices for specific disease states. The authors are Registered Dietician Educators recognized as national experts on the particular diseases and illnesses covered. Features - Organized by disease states, Focuses on nutrition-related prevention and therapeutic strategies for disease states, Valuable to both students and licensed practitioners"--Provided by publisher.

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing

A Biopsychsocial Foundation for Practice

Author: Eris F Perese

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803629990

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 5916

Here’s an evidence-based, holistic approach to caring for psychiatric and mental health patients in outpatient settings. Using a biopsychosocial model, this text addresses mental health issues through stabilization of brain chemistry, individualized psychotherapy, and re-socialization into the community. Inside, you’ll find an in-depth focus on specific psychiatric disorders including the epidemiology, etiology, biological basis, clinical presentation of adults, older adults, and children, co-morbidities, differential diagnosis, and treatment. There is also comprehensive coverage of the interventions and “Levers of Change” used to aid patients in their recovery, as well preventative interventions.

Hamric & Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing - E-Book

An Integrative Approach

Author: Mary Fran Tracy,Eileen T. O'Grady

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323447708

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 8039

Edited and written by a Who’s Who of internationally known advanced practice nursing experts, Hamric and Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 6th Edition helps you develop an understanding of the various advanced practice nursing (APN) roles. This bestselling textbook provides a clear, comprehensive, and contemporary introduction to APN today, addressing all major APN competencies, roles, and issues. It covers topics ranging from the evolution of APN to evidence-based practice, leadership, ethical decision-making, and health policy. New to this edition is expanded coverage of interprofessional collaborative practice, updated coverage of APN roles related to implementation of healthcare reform in the U.S., updated and expanded coverage of IOM and QSEN, a global focus on international APN, and much more! Coverage of all APN core competencies defines and describes all competencies, including direct clinical practice, guidance and coaching, consultation, evidence-based practice, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Operationalizes and applies the APN core competencies to the major APN specialties including the Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, the Certified Nurse-Midwife, and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Content on managing APN environments addresses such factors as business planning and reimbursement; marketing, negotiating, and contracting; regulatory, legal, and credentialing requirements; health policy; and nursing outcomes and performance improvement research. UNIQUE! Exemplar boxes (case studies), including Day in the Life vignettes of each APN specialty, emphasize innovative practices and coverage of advanced practice roles. In-depth discussions of educational strategies for APN competency development show how nurses develop competencies as they progress into advanced practice. NEW and UNIQUE! Expanded coverage of interprofessional collaborative practice includes the latest Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. NEW! Updated coverage of APN roles related to implementation of healthcare in the U.S. reflects current and anticipated changes in APN roles related to healthcare reform. NEW! Coverage of IOM and QSEN has been updated and expanded. NEW! Refocused International Development of Advanced Practice Nursing chapter has been rewritten to be more global and inclusive in focus, to reflect the state of APN practice throughout all major regions of the world. NEW! Expanded content on the role of advanced practice nurses in teaching/education/mentoring and health policy related to the APN role is featured in the 6th edition.

Health Assessment and Physical Examination

Author: Mary Ellen Zator Estes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285692276

Category: Medical

Page: 1152

View: 1439

Gain confidence and competence with HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, fifth edition! Promoting healthy outcomes in patients begins with thorough and knowledgeable assessment, a key nursing responsibility. As you develop and refine your examination skills, you will learn to view the patient from a holistic perspective of not only physical well-being, but social, spiritual, emotional, and psychological health as well. With HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PHYSICAL EXAMINATION fifth edition you will gain the confidence and technical skills required of a competent and well-trained professional. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Integrating Gerontological Content Into Advanced Practice Nursing Education

Author: Carolyn Auerhahn, EdD, GNP-BC, FAANP,Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone, PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP,Dr. Evelyn Groenke Duffy, DNP, G/ANP-BC, FAANP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826105378

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 7971

2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Gerontologic Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable and timely resource as primary care practitioners are facing a growing aging population. Advanced practice nurses have always been swift to recognize and respond to healthcare challenges, and this resource allows them to be proactive in confronting this evolving healthcare crisis. Nursing faculty can use this resource to design and implement program changes that will help to arm advanced practice nurses with strong gerontological competencies." Score: 100, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews "This small book couldnít be more timely. As directors of advanced practice nursing (APN) programs struggle to find resources to convert their existing adult APN tracks into adultñgerontology programs, this book offers a clear path for integrating critical content throughout an entire program. For graduate clinical nursing directors who are challenged to quickly ramp up their gerontology contentóoften without having clinical geriatrics specialty experts among their own facultyóthis book will definitely provide that expertise." --AJN This book presents nursing faculty with clear, user-friendly guidelines for incorporating gerontological content into existing non-gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) programs without requiring major curricular changes. With almost 50 years of combined experience, the authors share a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the rationale and strategies for integrating gerontological content into APN curricula. Topics includes health policy, myths of aging, assessment of functional status, normal versus pathological changes in aging, and more. The authors present strategies to integrate blended technology and multiple resources to ensure that students gain gerontological competency. Key Topics: The impact of aging America on advanced practice nursing Gerontologizing" clinical management courses and shaping the clinical experience Strategies for integrating geriatric e-learning materials into APN curricula Evaluation methods for integrating new content into graduate nursing core, APN core, and specialty courses Complete with detailed lists of print media and Internet resources, this book is a must-have for APN faculty across a number of non-gerontological specialty areas, including family, adult, acute, holistic, palliative, and pediatric care.

The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician

Author: Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826138586

Category: Medical

Page: 891

View: 5489

Focusing on the interdisciplinary team, this cardiovascular resource provides evidence-based knowledge and guidance for advanced practice nurses in a variety of care settings. Its clinically relevant and directly applicable information is presented in an accessible and well-organized format. The book encompasses clinical findings, diagnostic testing, state-of-the-art procedures, and therapeutic interventions commonly utilized in inpatient and outpatient clinical cardiology. It is specifically designed to meet the informational needs of advanced practice registered nurse providers and students including family nurse practitioners, adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists. The resource covers the range of cardiovascular conditions, both chronic and acute. It discusses the interdisciplinary cardiovascular care team; explains the cardiovascular history and clinical examination in nearly step-by-step detail; analyzes clinical findings; details common stable and urgent conditions; describes the preoperative cardiovascular evaluation; advises on the selection and appropriateness of laboratory evaluations and cardiovascular diagnostic studies; provides an overview of state-of-the-art procedures, including electrophysiology; and assesses therapeutic interventions, including lifestyle, pharmacotherapeutics, and invasive techniques. It supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making by considering the challenges presented through advances in technology and the increasing complexity of diagnostic procedures. An appendix features tables of relevant and essential cardiovascular guidelines for quick reference. Key Features: Details current and cutting-edge practices and contemporary issues in cardiovascular care Applies evidenced-based research findings to clinical practice Compares diagnostic testing options and therapeutic interventions Clarifies complex topics through use of tables, algorithms, images, and lists Identifies pertinent studies and resources for cardiovascular care Describes common cardiac procedures and screening methods Supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making

Health Policy and Advanced Practice Nursing

Impact and Implications

Author: Kelly A. Goudreau, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN,Mary C. Smolenski, EdD, MS, FNP, FAANP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826169430

Category: Medical

Page: 470

View: 596

"There are many policy books, but none are written by APRNs or focus just on APRN practice. This topic is critical in today's healthcare reform movement. APRNs are at the core, or can be, if they use their practice knowledge and education to shape policy...[The] editors eloquently make the case that policy formation is a critical nursing skill."--Doody's Medical Reviews ìGaining a better understanding of the political landscape and its impact on nursing and the APRN practice environment, by learning through textbooks such as this, and then through active involvement at any level in the political process itself, can only strengthen nursing and its influence on health policy .î -Loretta C. Ford, RN, EdD, PNP, FAAN, FAANP From the Foreword This view of health policy from the perspective of APRN practice is a call to action for advanced practice nurses to learn about the impact and implications of current initiatives in health policy. This knowledge will assist them in determining how they define and create positive change for their patients and have an impact on community, national, and world health. This is the only text that satisfies the need for policy discussions for all APNs , it is designed to meet the requirements of both the IOM report on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum. The text encompasses evolving health care policy and reform in the U.S., Canada, and internationally, addressing its impact on advanced practice nursing, APRN roles, care for special populations, health care quality, and patient safety . The book brings together a wealth of information written by luminaries in the field. Dr. Goudreau is a Past President, and Board Member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), and Dr. Smolenski was Director of Certification Services at the ANCC for 11 years, directing certification for 150,000 nurses in over 30 specialties. The text discusses issues surrounding the regulation of APRNs, how the local regulatory environment shapes their practice and how they can shape their local regulatory environment. Additionally, the text brings in international perspectives on how APRNs can and are impacting patient care globally. In order to provide content relevant to a universal APRN readership, each section of the text endeavors to present information from all four APRN perspectives: NPs, CNSs, CRNAs , and CNMs. For all of these roles, the book covers the implications of current and future health policy changes for APRN practice. Key Features: Addresses the role-specific policy informational needs of all APRN roles including NPs, CNSs, CRNAs , and CNMs Brings together in one volume all of the requisite information about health care policy and reform and its impact on advanced practice nursing Meets the requirements of the IOM report on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum Offers guidance on how APRNs can influence policy development Covers impact and implications of health care policy and reform in the U.S., Canada, and internationally