Essay about My Personal Nursing Theory Of Nursing
My Personal Nursing Theory of Practice: A Model of Nursing Praxis
Oseni O. Abiri
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
The gap in the demand and supply for healthcare services in the US and around the world are believed to facilitate the development of advance practice nursing (APN) (Kilpatrick, 2008) and this is the motivation for my pursuance of an APN (i.e. NP) degree. The factors contributing to this gap and facilitating the development of APN include physicians’ shortage, cost containment, etc.
In the United States of America, there are four functional roles for APN-clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse practitioner (NP), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and certified nurse-midwife (CNMW). My chosen role is the Advanced Emergency Nursing (AEN) (which is the combination of family nurse practitioner (FNP) and acute nurse practitioner (ACNP)). As a NP, I am training to provide nursing and medical care to meet the complex needs of patients, their families and communities they live and interact with a holistic focus in both primary and acute care settings. I am therefore expected to improve patients, families and communities health through effective, integrated and coordinated care, contribute to the body of nursing knowledge and practice; and advance the field of nursing through helping to educate the next generation of nurses, and…