The Consensus Model and the Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
The purpose of this assignment is to assist you in understanding the specific parameters of each advanced practice role. Understanding how your role is defined by the consensus model will assist you in working within your scope of practice.
Compare and contrast each of the population focused roles authorized by the nurse practice act in the state in which you live. What are the barriers to practice in your state for each one of the roles?
Policy Implications of Patient Safety Standards and Practices
Read the case study number one, Moving to a Common Core Interprofessional Patient Safety Curriculum on page 254 in Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide , by Milstead. Why is it important that health professionals share a common understanding of patient safety standards and practices? What are the policy implications from accepting that “mistakes are normal and all human err”? How would you approach health care systems leaders or employers about changing employment policies related to punitive actions when errors occur?