Compare the primary care NP role with other APN roles. What are the similarities among the roles, what are the differences, and how would you communicate the role to a healthcare provider and a consumer?
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Lowe, G., Plummer, V., O’Brien, A. P., & Boyd, L. (2011). Time to clarify – the value of advanced practice nursing roles in health care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(3), 677-685. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.
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There is a need to clarify the consistency in roles, standards of practice, credentialing, and skills required for NPs APNs and distinguish their definitions. Countries have different jurisdictions regarding NPs and ANPs; for instance, in the UK, the NP title is not protected under any governmental regulation, while in other countries, such as the US, Ireland, and Canada, the title is protected by regulations (Hamric et al., 2014). This can only be achieved through the collaboration of professional healthcare providers and stakeholders. The roles played by NPs and APNs have contributed to improving patient outcomes as nurses can perform their duties to their full potential. NPs are an important facet of nursing, and the integration of NPs as the role of APNs has achieved many milestones in the healthcare industry.