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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This paper describes specific challenges and provides strategies to improve advanced practice nursing clinical education in order to ensure that a sufficient number of APRNs are available to work in educational, practice, and research settings.
Best practices are identified through a review of classic and current nursing literature.
Strategies include intensive interprofessional collaborations and radical curriculum revisions such as increased use of simulation and domestic and international service work. Nurse educators must work with all stakeholders to create effective and lasting change.
Introduction National and international reports, including one published recently by the Institute of Medicine [ 1 ], describe the potential for advanced practice registered nurses APRNs to contribute to the provision of high-quality healthcare as part of comprehensive healthcare reform [ 23 ].
Preparing APRNs for practice and fostering the role of APRNs in a variety of educational, clinical, and research settings are necessary steps toward achieving this vision. Given the current economic and political climate in the United States, however, success may be elusive.
At present, a shrinking number of nurse educators carry an increasingly large responsibility for educating a declining number of APRNs [ 45 ].
In many settings, outdated regulations, policies, and biases prevent APRNs from practicing to the fullest extent of their education, skills, and competencies [ 6 — 8 ]. Some US-based physician organizations have mounted campaigns aimed at discrediting APRN education and practice and decrying the potential of APRNs to provide cost-effective and clinically efficient care [ 910 ].
While barriers to practice are significant, innovative approaches to clinical education and curricular transformation offer promise to nursing administrators, nursing educators, and practicing APRNs who are committed to preparing a highly qualified APRN workforce that will serve future generations of Americans.
The rapid development and establishment of the practice doctorate has generated cautious enthusiasm among many nurse educators who are eager to help APRNs achieve their fullest potential in clinical practice. The purpose of this paper is to describe challenges in providing APRN clinical education and to propose achievable strategies for educating future APRNs to participate fully in transforming the United States healthcare system.
While the IOM report is extraordinarily thorough, its scope does not include suggestions for specific strategies for improving APRN clinical education, a gap this paper seeks to fill. APRNs represent an underutilized source of quality health care providers [ 1 ]. While the nurse anesthetist was the first advanced practice role to emerge in the late 19th century, formal APRNs education programs did not start until the 20th century.
The first nurse-midwifery program began in at the Maternity Care Association in New York, and inRutgers University offered the first CNS graduate program with a specialty in psychiatric and mental health.
The role of the nurse practitioner then developed in the s with the increase in federal funding for advanced nursing education in order to fill the need for primary care providers [ 12 ].
Since the various roles have emerged, APRNs consistently provide high-quality, cost-effective patient care in a variety of healthcare settings [ 13 ]. One hallmark of APRN practice is the provision of care directed at illness prevention, health promotion, and improved patient care outcomes [ 14 ].
We define many challenges associated with providing effective APRN clinical education, particularly in clinical practice settings. Our analysis of the challenges in Table 1 led us to identify innovative educational and programmatic strategies with potential to improve APRN education.
The strategies we present include both internal those related to educational institutions and external those related to social, political, and interprofessional practice issues factors. Challenges to effective APRN clinical education.Our approach positions you as an active participant in the learning process, allowing you to acquire the knowledge and to build the necessary problem-solving skills at your own pace and in your own style to confront the real challenges you face on the job and in life.
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