Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, whether they are nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anaesthetists, or nurse midwives, play a pivotal role in the future of health care. Nurses with advanced degrees (Master's level or beyond), have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact.
From complex cardiac assessments to critical post-op vigilance, these advanced practitioners redefine the standards of patient care from the bedside and beyond. They utilise extended and expanded skills, experience and knowledge in assessment, planning, implementation, diagnosis and evaluation of the care required. Nurses practicing at this level are educationally prepared at the post-graduate level and may work in either a specialist or generalist capacity.
Just some of the areas of specialty are as follows:
Numerous studies have been conducted comparing the patient outcomes of care provided by APRNs and physicians. The conclusions reached indicate that outcomes of care by APRNs in collaboration with physicians is comparable, and in some instances better, than care by a physician alone.
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