APRN is the level of nursing practice that exploits prolonged and increased skills, experience and knowledge in assessment, strategizing, implementing, diagnosis and evaluation of the care needed. Nurses who are at this level are prepared educationally at the level of postgraduate, and some point might work at the capacity of a specialist or generalist. The main idea behind this practice is the level of degree of knowledge, experience and skills that are used within the relationship between nurse and patient so as to obtain optimal results through critical analysis, solutions to problems and making decisions that are based on evidence (Hamric, et al, 2014).
APRN is mainly focused on the competency of the nurses’ skills and ability thereby offering license which grants them the authority to practice. This makes the nurses more responsible when handling patients. Before the introduction of this model, there were incidences of unqualified and irresponsible nurses who did not know their roles as nurses. The design has made sure that nurses acquire the best clinical knowledge and skills that are used in providing both indirect and direct care to patients. Patients are currently receiving the best nursing services from the APRNs nurses (Hamric, et al, 2014). According to the board of nursing of California, some penalties are imposed on nurses who fail to follow these rules. The penalties include probation which is imposed on nurses who fail to follow these rules or it can lead to license revocation. The regulations provided by the Californian board of nurses have made sure that the nurses follow the ethics of nursing while attending to the patients. Unlike before, patients received all kinds of abuse from nurses but since the introduction of this model that came to a stop. Another thing is that the board does not recognize a license from other states or agencies. In conclusion, the model has led to improved health services in California since patients feel protected by the regulations provided by the state and the nurses too have developed confidence in the profession since they are guaranteed in the State’s board of nurses (Hayden, et al, 2014).
Hayden, J. K., Smiley, R. A., & Gross, L. (2014). Simulation in nursing education: current regulations and practices. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 5(2), 25-30.
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