Prerequisite(s): Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Advanced Practice Program
This course focuses on the multiple professional roles of the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) within the current health care system. The historical development, scope, practice and responsibilities of the APN will be presented. Strategies to promote collaboration and leadership in advanced nursing practice, patient advocacy, and professional development will be emphasized. Other topics will include professional communication, evaluation of health policy and marketing the APN role.