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Nurse Practitioners

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The Evolution and Future of Advanced Practice, Fifth Edition


  • Eileen Sullivan-Marx PhD, CRNP, RN, FAAN
  • Diane McGivern PhD, MA, BSN
  • Julie Fairman PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Sherry Greenberg MSN, BN, GNP-BC

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

This excellent book highlights the development of the nurse practitioner movement. The current state of practice is defined and the potential growth of the role is explored. The important issues influencing the continued development of the nurse practitioner role are clearly presented and reviewed. This update is needed in light of the ever-evolving healthcare arena. Score: 100, 5 stars


Öthere are plenty of lessons to be learned not only from the experiences and insights of these authors, but also principles and practices which they have found to be patient-centered, effective, efficient, and economical.

-Loretta C. Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANP (From the Foreword)

This fifth edition discusses the evolution and future of advance practice nursing, primarily for APN faculty and APN/NP practitioners as well as for leaders and administrators in education. Fully updated and expanded, the book comprehensively describes the historical, social, economic, and global contexts of advanced practice nursing. The team of expert contributors provides a wealth of insight into key issues of the day, such as the mechanics of financial recognition of NPs, the effects of managed care, and the globalization of advanced practice models.

The new edition also presents a fresh perspective on the role of nurse practitioners in both small- and large-scale reform initiatives-such as health promotion, disease management, the rapid spread of global disease, and the diminished economic capacity of many countries to meet standards for health care. Enriched with case studies, key principles, and best practices, this book is a must-have for all those invested in the current and future status of advanced practice nursing.

Key topics include:
    Public relations strategies
    Nurse-managed health centers
    Adult health and gerontology care
    Business, policy, and politics: success factors for practice
    Global health, international developments, and future challenges

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 20, 2010
  • Page Count 432
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826118219
  • EISBN 9780826118226

About The Author(s) 

Sherry A. Greenberg, MSN, GNP-BC Ms. Greenberg received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Ms. Greenberg has worked as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in a variety of clinical settings, including a skilled nursing facility, an inpatient acute care for elders unit, and outpatient geriatric primary care practices. Ms. Greenberg was the Coordinator of the Advanced Practice Nursing: Geriatrics Program at New York University College of Nursing from 1997 to 2001. Since then, Ms. Greenberg has worked as a Consultant at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. Ms. Greenberg is the Series Co-Editor of the Try ThisR series on Best Practices in Nursing Care for Older Adults and the Resources Manager of the Hartford Institute’s clinical website, Ms. Greenberg is a member of various professional organizations, including the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing Association, Gerontological Society of America, American Geriatrics Society, National Gerontological Nursing Association, and the American Nurses Association. Ms. Greenberg is currently a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing with a research interest in falling in high-risk community-dwelling older adult. Ms. Greenberg is funded by a NIH NINR T32 pre-doctoral scholarship in The NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health and Center for Integrative Science in Aging.

Table of Contents 

Part I: Historical and Current Social Context

1. Historic and Historical Opportunities: Nurse Practitioners and the Opportunities of Health Reform
Julie A. Fairman

2. Evolution of Advanced Practice: "Coming to Terms" with Nurse Practitioner Definitions and Descriptions
Diane O. McGivern

3. Current Status of Advanced Practice Nurses in the U. S. & Throughout the Globe
Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx

4. Consumer Role for Nurse Practitioner Care: Center to Champion Nursing in America
Brenda L. Cleary, Susan C. Reinhard, Eileen M. Sullivan Marx, & Diane O. McGivern

5. Public Relations Strategies for Nurse Practitioners
Joy McIntyre

Part II: Research Supporting Nurse Practitioners and their Practice

6. Research in Support of Nurse Practitioners
Frances Hughes, Sean Clarke, Deborah A. Sampson, Julie A. Fairman, & Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx

7. Long-Term Outcomes of Advanced Practice Nursing
Susan Groth, Lisa Norsen, and Harriet J. Kitzman

Part III: Regulatory and Policy Environments

8. State Health Care Reform: The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Massachusetts
Nancy O'Rourke

9. Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Nurse Regulation: A New Approach
Jean Johnson, Ellen Dawson, and Andrea Brassard

10. Politics of Organized Opposition: A Case Example
Thomas A. Mackey and Lynda Woolbert

11. The Idiosyncratic Politics of Prescriptive Authority: Comparing two states' legislative negotiations
Deborah Sampson

Part IV: Integration of Nurse Practitioners in the Health Care Environment

12. Environmental Factors Shaping Advanced Practice
Diane O. McGivern

13. Nurse-Managed Health Centers
Eunice King and Tine Hansen-Turton

14. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and the Child with Type 1 Diabetes: Partnership and Collaboration
Terri H. Lipman

15. Adult Health and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Care
Melissa A. Taylor and Christine Bradway

16. Nurse Practitioner Contributions to HIV Care
Carl Kirton

17. Roles of Nurse Practitioners in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Karen R. Robinson

18. Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
Connie M. Ulrich and Mindy B. Zeitzer

Part V: Business and Payment Structures for Nurse Practitioners

19. Business, Policy, & Politics: Success Factors for Nurse Practitioner Practice
Eileen M. Sullivan Marx

20. Systems of Payment for Advanced Practice Nurses
Eileen M. Sullivan Marx and David Keepnews

21. Nurse Practitioners Navigating Managed Care
Elizabeth Miller

22. Community-Based Health Centers: Nurse Practitioners Contributing to Access
Ann Ritter

23. Quality and Safety: Critical Components of a Nurse Practitioner Business Model
Kathryn Fiandt and Joanne M. Pohl

Part VI: Global Health and Future Challenges

24. Global Health and Future Challenges
Helen Ward

25. The Evolution and Future of Nurse Practitioners in New Zealand
Tine Hansen-Turton and Frances Hughes

26. Advanced Practice Nursing in Ireland
Kathleen Mac Lellan

27. One Look at the Future
Diane O. McGivern, Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, Julie A. Fairman

28. Online Resources
Sherry A. Greenberg

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