In 1998 the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) pointed out that advanced practice roles in nursing was essential in master's education. The International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network (2004) has suggested that an ANP should be educated to master's degree. Therefore, I am now studying in the "Advanced Nursing Practice" curriculum in the Griffith University.
Through the first class, we knew what qualifications we should prepared as we are in master level. Master's degree programmes for ANPs include: advanced nursing practice, pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, pathology, physiology, advanced physical assessment skills, research, leadership, quality improvement and case management (Eileen & Rita, 2005). They are almost all included in our course contents and also, these contents seem to be based on experience by patients and needs to extend the practical theoretical and the research skill. Go through the varieties nursing discipline to act as a "direct clinical practice." We are trained to be an expert guidance, a consultation, clinical leadership and decision making in the future (Madrean & Fadwa,2006; Linda, 1995).
In the future, as an ANP, we not only are able to take care of patients as an expert in the clinic but also act as a nursing educator, a model for the novice nurses, an administrator to be able have a holistic view about the practice of nursing, a professional research skill on the advance of nursing knowledge. It might be too abstract for me as I am doing the first semester master of nursing degree. However, it is not too late to prepare myself as an expert in ANP roles.
II.Clearly articulate the role of the nurse in advanced practice within clinical, political and professional contexts:As an ANP, we have to develop multiple knowledge and skill through critical thinking process with research evidence, we have to collaborate with...