Curriculum development for preparation of acute care nurse practitioners requires a comprehensive process. To develop a program for their preparation at a large university, the faculty examined needs of the target patient population and care delivery system; scope of acute care nurse practitioner practice; current guidelines for the education of primary care nurse practitioners; evolving guidelines for the didactic and clinical education of acute care nurse practitioners; educational requirements of governing or licensing and certifying bodies; and placement of this new role within the existing healthcare team structure. A curriculum was then developed using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach.
Acute care nurse practitioner curriculum: content and development process
M Hravnak, SN Kobert, KG Risco, M Baldisseri, LA Hoffman, JM Clochesy, EB Rudy, JV Snyder; Acute care nurse practitioner curriculum: content and development process. Am J Crit Care 1 May 1995; 4 (3): 179–188. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc1922.214.171.124
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