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Advanced Practice Nursing, Fifth Edition

SKU# 9780826172518

Core Concepts for Professional Role Development


  • Kathryn A. Blair PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
  • Michaelene P. Jansen PhD, RN-C, GNP-BC, NP-C

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The fifth edition of this topflight text on nurse practitioner role development is completely updated and expanded to encompass the full sphere of current practice roles. These include interprofessional, global health, and leadership roles and such practice issues as credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities. The book encompasses the diverse expertise of contributors from a wide variety of practice settings and reflects the competencies identified by key stakeholder organizations such as the ANA, NONPF, NACNS, AANA, ACNM, and AACN. With a focus on everyday realities of APRN practice in a rapidly changing health care environment, it delivers essential information on the multifaceted role of APRNs as they transition into practice and professional arenas.

The fifth edition reflects the expanding roles of the DNP and CNL and provides more detail on the transition of APRN master's and doctoral studentsñparticularly NPs, CNSs, CNMs, and CRNAsñinto practice. It discusses the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on health care delivery and emphasizes the APRN role in influencing health policy. New chapters address global health and differentiated roles for the APRN and APRN leadership in interprofessional teams. The text provides new information on practice issues such as credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities, along with updated web resources. Additionally, the fifth edition includes an enhanced discussion of educational requirements and differentiation from certification and expanded coverage of professional issues and research-based practice (including quantitative and qualitative methodologies). The book continues to provide essential information on advanced clinical decision making, reimbursement, ethical issues, technology, and employment strategies for the APRN.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • A chapter on global health and differentiated roles for APRNs
  • A chapter on APRN leadership in interprofessional teams
  • Current information on practice issues including credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities
  • Updated web resources
  • Enhanced discussion of educational requirements and differentiation from certification
  • Added content about DNP and CNL roles and leadership functions
  • Expanded coverage of professional issues and evidence-based practice
  • Information on influencing health policy
  • Content on integrating informatics in practice
  • Online teaching tools that include PowerPoint slides and an instructor's manual

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 10, 2015
  • Page Count 344
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826172518
  • EISBN 9780826172525

Table of Contents 

Kathryn A. Blair, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, is nurse practitioner option coordinator and professor at Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Her academic experience spans more than three decades. Dr. Blair has more than 25 years of experience in family medicine and most recently began practicing in allergy and immunology. Dr. Blair remains active in various state and national professional organizations.

Michaelene P. Jansen, PhD, RN-C, FNP-C, GNP-BC, FAANP, is a family and gerontological nurse practitioner at Essentia Health Ashland Clinic in Ashland, Wisconsin. She is also professor emeritus of nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Her professional nursing experiences include critical care and trauma. She has coedited four editions of Advanced Practice Nursing, Core Concepts for Professional Role Development and edited Pain Management of the Older Adult (Springer Publishing).





1 Overview of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

Linda L. Lindeke, Melissa Avery, and Kathryn W. White

2 Advanced Practice Within a Nursing Paradigm

Gail B. Katz

3 Multifaceted Roles of the APRN

Jana Gail Zwilling

4 Advanced Practice Nursing Within Health Care Settings: Organizational Roles

Jana Gail Zwilling

5 Interprofessional Collaborative Teams and Education: Roles for the APRN

Kathryn A. Blair

6 Global Health: Dynamic Roles for the APRN/APN

Kathy J. Wheeler, Lorna L. Schumann, Gene Harkless, Catherine G. Ling, Beverly Bird, and Patricia Maybee

7 Leadership Skills and Expertise: Keys to APRN Success in Health Care Systems

Janet Wessel Krejci and Shelly Malin


8 Advanced Clinical Decision Making

Rhonda D. Squires

9 Health Care Policy: Implications for Advanced Nursing Practice

Evelyn G. Duffy

10 Practice Issues: Regulation, Certification, Clinical Privileges, Prescriptive Authority, and Liability

Michaelene P. Jansen

11 Reimbursement Realities for the APRN

Cheri Friedrich and Linda L. Lindeke

12 Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

Karen S. Feldt

13 Evidence-Based Practice: Staying Informed and Translating Research Into Practice and Policy

Kathryn A. Blair

14 Health Information Technology for the APRN

Vicki J. Brownrigg


15 Scholarship of Practice and Professionalism

Kathryn A. Blair and Patricia A. White

16 Employment Strategies for the APRN

Shirley E. Van Zandt

17 Inaugurating Your Advanced Practice Career

Carole G. Traylor