Hamric and Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing

Hamric and Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing

An Integrative Approach

6th Edition - December 27, 2016

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  • Authors: Mary Fran Tracy, Eileen T. O'Grady
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323447706

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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 registered nursing (APRN) roles. This bestselling textbook provides a clear, comprehensive, and contemporary introduction to advanced practice nursing today, addressing all major APRN competencies, roles, and issues. It covers topics ranging from the evolution of advanced practice nursing 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 APRN roles related to implementation of healthcare reform in the U.S., updated and expanded coverage of IOM and QSEN, a global focus on international advanced practice nursing, and much more!

Key Features

  • Coverage of all APRN 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 APRN core competencies to the major APRN 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 APRN 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 APRN specialty, emphasize innovative practices and coverage of advanced practice roles.
  • In-depth discussions of educational strategies for APRN competency development show how nurses develop competencies as they progress into advanced practice. 

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Historical and Developmental Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing
      1. Highlights from the 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
      5. Evolving and Innovative Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nursing
      6. International Development of Advanced Practice Nursing NEW more global focus

    Part II: Competencies of Advanced Practice Nursing
      7. Direct Clinical Practice
      8. Coaching and Guidance
      9. Consultation
    10. Evidence-Based Practice and Research
    11. Leadership
    12. Collaboration NEW emphasis on interprofessional collaborative practice
    13. Ethical Decision Making

    Part III: Advanced Practice Roles: The Operational Definitions of Advanced Practice Nursing
    14. The Clinical Nurse Specialist
    15. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    16. The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    17. The Certified Nurse-Midwife
    18. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

    Part IV: Critical Elements in Managing Advanced Nursing Practice Environments
    19. Business Planning and Reimbursement Mechanisms
    20. Marketing and Negotiation
    21. Understanding Regulatory, Legal, and Credentialing Requirements
    22. Health Policy Issues in Changing Environments
    23. An Integrative Review of APRN Outcomes and Performance Improvement
    24. Using Outcomes and Performance Improvement Data to Evaluate and Improve Practice


Product details

  • No. of pages: 696
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2018
  • Published: December 27, 2016
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323447706

About the Authors

Mary Fran Tracy

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for the PhD Program and Director of Graduate Studies, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota; Nurse Scientist, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eileen T. O'Grady

Affiliations and Expertise

Certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach; Founder, The School of Wellness, McLean, Virginia

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