This article reports on the results of an ongoing survey among acute care nurse practitioners (AGNPs) as part of a 5-year longitudinal study in progress exploring role aspects and issues In practice of this new practitioner in advanced practice nursing. The role of the ACNP is progressing, and responses from 619 ACNPs 1 year after they sought national certification reveal continued role development and role challenges, along with Increased Independence, autonomy, and confidence in practice. Implications for ACNP educational programs and suggestions for those contemplating pursuing an ACNP position as reported by study participants are also discussed.
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Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing| November 01 1999
Longitudinal Survey of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice: Year 1
Ruth Kleinpell-Nowell, KN-CS, PhD, CCRN
From Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois.
Reprint requests to Ruth Kleinpell-Nowell, RN-CS, PhD, CCRN, Rush University College of Nursing, 330 W. Diversey Parkway, No. 2702, Chicago, IL 60657.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1999) 10 (4): 515–520.
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Ruth Kleinpell-Nowell; Longitudinal Survey of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice: Year 1. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 1999; 10 (4): 515–520. doi:
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