Advanced Practice Nursing book cover

Advanced Practice Nursing

An Integrative Approach

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice.

Book, 848 Pages

Published: July 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3552-5


  • 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


advert image