APN Core Competencies: A Framework for Developing and Testing an APN Discharge Intervention

Department of Nursing Research, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA 91010, USA.
Clinical nurse specialist CNS (Impact Factor: 0.99). 09/2008; 22(5):218-25. DOI: 10.1097/01.NUR.0000325366.15927.2d
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The purpose of this paper was to describe evidenced-based interventions as implemented by advanced practice nurses (APNs) conducting intervention research with a vulnerable population of blood and marrow transplant patients. In addition, each of the 6 core competencies of the APN role identified by Hamric are outlined and applied using a patient case study. These competencies are the following: direct clinical practice, expert coaching and advice, consultation, research skills, clinical and professional leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision making. This article chronicles a typical patient's journey through a post-hospital discharge nursing research study involving APNs as "intervention nurses" and discusses the various aspects of the APN core competencies throughout the process.

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