Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice

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Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice

SKU# 9780826157324

A Guide for Nurse Practitioners and Administrators


  • Mona N. Bahouth MSN, CRNP
  • Kay Blum PhD, CRNP
  • Shari Simone MS, RN, CPNP-AC, APRN-BC, FCCM

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This is a unique and needed addition to the nursing literature. Historically, the role of the nurse practitioner was focused on primary care, but as the healthcare environment has changed, so has the need for nurse practitioners in the hospital setting....This valuable resource is a wonderful guide for nurse practitioners and administrators working to successfully create this transition in their organizations." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice: A Guide for Nurse Practitioners & Administrators is the first text to address the mutual issues of both NPs and administrators in successfully implementing NP practice in hospitals. This book addresses the planning, implementation, and evaluation process as well as the key factors that are critical to the success of the individual NP, and incorporates practical guidance from national NP experts. The NP recruitment, orientation, mentoring, and professional development are key to the individual and collective success of both the NP and the organization's outcomes. It is the commitment to this mutual success that sets this book apart from any other texts on this subject and makes it indispensible for students, practicing NPs, and administrators alike.

Key Features:

  • Provides concrete strategies for the NP and Administrator that support the transition from clinic to hospital-based APN practice
  • Addresses a growing need for role identification and integration of the NP role into the hospital setting
  • Covers the planning, implementation, and evaluation process of the hospital-based NP
  • Focuses on the improvement of patient outcomes and cost reduction
  • Written by national NP experts

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 20, 2012
  • Page Count 336
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826157324
  • EISBN 9780826157331

Table of Contents 


Part I - Embracing Transition: A Guide for Nurse Practitioners – Part Introduction

Chapter 1) Transitioning into Hospital-based practice for the NP

Chapter 2) Transitioning the NP into the Organization

Chapter 3) Measuring Progress of NP Practice within the Hospital Setting

PART II Framing the Innovation: Developing the NP role in the hospital – Part Introduction

Chapter 4) Integrating NP Role Using the Diffusion of Innovation Model

Chapter 5) Shaping the NP Role: Societal, political & economic forces

Chapter 6) Assessing NP Role impact on the Organization

PART III –Implementing Hospital-based NP Practice: A Guide for Administrators – Part Introduction

Chapter 7) Developing a Strategic Business Plan for NP Role Integration: Congruency with Mission & Objectives

Chapter 8) Identifying Key Components of the NP Role Integration into Organizations

Chapter 9) Integrating the NP Role into Organizations

Chapter 10) What Does Successful Integration Look Like?

Part IV – Reinforcing, Measuring & Sustaining Success: Integrating the Models – Part Introduction

Chapter 11) Measuring Organizational Success

Chapter 12) Measuring Practitioner Success

Chapter 13) Re-evaluating and Identifying Opportunities for Refinement

Chapter 14) Sustaining Success