AACN Scope and Standards of Practice for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice describes and measures the expected level of practice and professional performance for acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs), incorporating advances in scientific knowledge, clinical practice, technology and other changes in the dynamic healthcare environment. It offers a practical tool for students, educators and advanced practice nurses caring for high acuity or critically ill patients and their families in every setting.
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Table of Contents:
Purpose of This Document
Definition and Role of Scope
Definition and Role of Standards
Frameworks for This Document
Need for Defining the Role of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Scope of Practice: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Scope of Practice
Definition of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Role of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Standards of Clinical Practice
Plan of Care
Implementation of Treatment
Standards of Professional Performance
Quality of Practice
Current Issues and Trends
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in Specialty Practices
Care of the Older Adult
A Consensus Model for APRN Regulation
B Additional Foundational Resources
C AACN Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments
Product Code: 128102
Authors: Advanced Practice Work Group
Editor: L. Bell