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Advanced Practice Nursing Roles, Sixth Edition

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Advanced Practice Nursing Roles, Sixth Edition

SKU# 9780826161529

Core Concepts for Professional Development


  • Kathryn A. Blair PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
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The sixth edition of this time-tested text on advanced nursing role development is completely updated to encompass the full complement of current APRN practice roles. Reflecting the evolving spheres of the DNP and CNL, it illuminates in greater depth the transition into practice of APRN master’s and doctoral students and emphasizes the APRN’s all-important role in influencing health policy, global health, and differentiated APRN practice and leadership roles within interprofessional teams. This sixth edition—the only text to address the APRN role globally—continues the conversation on educational requirements and differentiation from certification, and includes expanded coverage of professional issues and research-based practice. Also discussed is the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (and any potential changes) on the current and future APRN role.

Encompassing the diverse expertise of highly experienced contributors from a wide variety of practice settings, the text continues to deliver essential information on advanced clinical decision-making, reimbursement, ethical issues, technology, and employment strategies. It reflects the competencies identified by key stakeholder organizations such as the ANA, NONPF, NACNS, AANA, ACNM, and AACN.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Focuses on the pros and cons of international healthcare system models
  • Reflects the evolving roles of the DNP and CNL
  • Details the transition into practice for APRN master’s and doctoral students, particularly NPs, CNSs, CNMs and CRNAs
  • Focuses on the importance of APRN leadership in shaping health through political activism
  • Discusses the impact of the APRN role on expected changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Emphasizes how APRNs can influence health policy, global health, and differentiated practice and leadership roles within interprofessional teams
  • Updates information about educational requirements and differentiation from certification
  • Expands coverage of professional issues and research-based practice
  • Incorporates topics for discussion at the end of each chapter

Key Features:

  • Addresses interprofessional, global health, leadership roles, and practice issues regarding credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities
  • Delivers conceptual and practical frameworks for teachers and students
  • Includes case studies, an instructor’s manual, and PowerPoints
  • Print version includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents of the book

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 31, 2018
  • Page Count 338
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826161529
  • EISBN 9780826161536

Table of Contents 



I: Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice

1. Overview of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

Melissa A. Saftner and Maria N. Ruud

2. Advanced Practice Within a Nursing Paradigm

Patricia A. Ducklow

3. Multifaceted Roles of the APRN

Jana G. Zwilling

4. Advanced Practice Nursing Within Healthcare Settings: Organizational Roles

Jana G. Zwilling

5. Interprofessional Collaborative Teams and Education: Roles for the APRN

Kathryn A. Blair

6. Global Health: Dynamic Roles for the APRN/Advanced Practice Nurse

Kathy J. Wheeler and Lorna L. Schumann

7. Leadership for Competencies for APRN: Challenges and Opportunity

Rebecca M. Patton, Margarete L. Zalon, and Ruth Ludwick

II: Implementation of the APRN Role

8. Advanced Clinical Decision Making

Kathryn A. Blair

9. Healthcare Policy: Implications for Advanced Nursing Practice

Evelyn G. Duffy

10. Practice Issues: Regulation Including Prescriptive Authority and Title Protection, Certification, Clinical Privileges/Credentialing, and Liability

Kathryn A. Blair

11. Reimbursement Realities for the APRN

Andra Fjone and Cheri Friedrich

12. Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

Deborah J. Kenny

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

Patricia Biller Krauskopf

14. Health Information Technology for the APRN

Vicki J. Brownrigg

III: Transitions to the Advanced Practice Role

15. Scholarship of Practice

Patricia A. White and Kathryn A. Blair

16. Launching Your Advanced Practice Career

Carole G. Traylor