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Title: Comparison of Advanced Practice Nursing: A Study of Two APNs
Abstract: This paper aims to compare the practice of two advanced practice nurses (APNs) in different specialties. The APNs interviewed were a primary care nurse practitioner (PCNP) and a certified nurse midwife (CNM). The study was conducted in person, and the data collected from the interviews was analyzed to highlight the similarities and differences between the two APNs. The study found that both APNs chose their specialties based on personal interests and beliefs, and both work in different types of settings, which affects their daily routines. The level of satisfaction with their role in the healthcare system also varied between the two APNs. In terms of certification and prescriptive authority, the PCNP held a certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, while the CNM held a certification from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The PCNP had prescriptive authority and could prescribe controlled substances from schedules II-V, while the CNM did not have prescriptive authority. The relationship between the APNs and physicians varied, with the PCNP practicing under a supervisory agreement and the CNM having a collaborative agreement. Both APNs were credentialed and privileged by their respective organizations, and both were members of professional organizations addressing APN issues. The study also found that both APNs held different views on the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, with the PCNP having a positive view of it, while the CNM had mixed feelings.
Introduction: Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) is a field that requires specialized knowledge and skills in nursing practice. APNs provide patient care in various settings, and their role has been widely recognized as a solution to the shortage of primary care providers. This paper aims to compare the practices of two APNs, one being a primary care nurse practitioner (PCNP) and the other being a certified nurse midwife (CNM). The purpose of this study is to highlight the similarities and differences between the two APNs and how their specialties, certifications, and daily routines affect their practices.
Methodology: The study was conducted by interviewing two APNs in person. The PCNP was selected based on the criteria provided, and the CNM was chosen based on the researcher’s choice. The interviews were conducted using a structured questionnaire, and the responses were recorded and analyzed.
- Reason for Choosing their Specific APN Specialty: The PCNP chose their specialty based on their interest in providing primary care services to patients, while the CNM chose their specialty based on their passion for women’s health and childbirth.
- Descriptions of Setting and Typical Day: The PCNP worked in a private primary care practice, and their typical day involved seeing patients for routine check-ups, managing chronic conditions, and prescribing medications. The CNM worked in a hospital setting, and their typical day involved attending births, providing prenatal care, and consulting with obstetricians.
- Level of Satisfaction with Role and System: The PCNP was highly satisfied with their role as a PCNP and the healthcare system where they were employed. The CNM was satisfied with their role but had some concerns with the hospital system they were employed in.
- Type of APN Certification: The PCNP held a certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, while the CNM held a certification from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.