Assignment: Vision of your Role as an AP

Assignment: Vision of your Role as an AP

Assignment: Vision of your Role as an AP

Describe your vision of your role as an AP

Please introduce yourself and tell me why you decided to pursue and Advanced Practice major?
What is the role of the advanced practice nurse?
What is the evidence suggesting regarding the role of FNPs in primary care?
What do you think Family Nurse Practitioners could do differently to improve patient outcomes? Is EBP the answer? Give specific examples.
What do you think are the Skills & Personality Traits to be a Successful Nurse Practitioner?
Please respond to at least one peer!
Create an original posting with a minimum of 300 words. Back up your arguments with reliable evidence. Use APA 6th

ALSO I NEED A RESPONSE FOR THE FOLLOWING PEER: ( meaningful response to one of your classmates with a minimum of 100 words)

My name is ___________, I’ve been a nurse since 2011, always working in a hospital setting. My goals are to finish the FNP program, open my own clinic and able to manage my own time. Applying preventive medicine, one of the more important milestones in the patient quality of life and wellbeing.

Why did nurses decide to pursue an Advanced Practice major? What is the role of the advanced practice nurse?

Higher education in nursing practice is required due to the fact that the profession itself is getting increasingly complex. A master’s degree in nursing allows an advanced practice nurse (APN) to take such positions as clinical nurse leaders, managers, educators, or administrators (DeNisco, 2019). Moreover, their advanced knowledge enables APNs to serve as clinical nurse specialists, and provide care to patients with complex cases, including surgical, oncology, pediatric, and critical care (DeNisco, 2019). Therefore, nurses pursue higher education degrees to provide better care for their patients. DeNisco (2019) states that “Opportunities for nurses to coordinate care throughout the continuum of care are likely to abound” (p. 16). Their role is to provide high-quality care and coordinate medical personnel. APNs are required to be able to recognize and make necessary changes in the nursing process of each patient and serve as a link between nurses and doctors.

What is the evidence suggesting regarding the role of Family Nurse Practitioners in primary care? What do you think Family Nurse Practitioners could do differently to improve patient outcomes? Is EBP the answer? Give specific examples.

Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are allowed to provide many services that were previously covered by physicians only, lowering the strain on the healthcare system. The input of a family nurse practitioner in primary care can give significant insight into any underlying factors. In my opinion, a good family nurse practitioner serves not only as a health care provider but as a family friend. This approach allows a better understanding of patients’ values, past, present, and future health issues, as well as opens them up for a dialogue on their health issues and negative habits. Therefore, additional training in social skills should be emphasized during FNP’s education.

FNP is expected to take necessary actions based on the evidence, evaluating the needs of a patient (DeNisco, 2019). For example, if FNP discovers an abnormality in a patient’s status during prenatal care, he/she should be able to assess the need to transfer a patient to the nearest hospital based on the symptoms. FNP should take the patient’s values and preferences into consideration, as well as any underlying issues that could suggest the severity of the problem.

What do you think are the Skills & Personality Traits to be a Successful Nurse Practitioner?

I think it is crucial to take patients’ values into the perspective to ensure their satisfaction. A nurse practitioner obtains several vital social skills during his/her education, which aim to understand a patient: their personality, needs, and beliefs. Ghahramanian et al. (2020) argue that “to provide good care, communication is an important factor” (p. 24). The inclusion of the patient and their family in clinical decisions, mutual trust, and friendly relationships contribute to a positive outcome (Ghahramanian et al., 2020). These skills should be continuously kept in check by supportive education and staff examinations, for example, through questionnaires. Regarding personality traits, I believe that a nurse should be able to multitask in order to keep both patient’s health and emotional status in check. Moreover, a successful nurse practitioner must have such traits as sensitivity and persuasiveness to be able to communicate with patients and medical staff effectively.



You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.