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Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner

Author(s): Julie G. Stewart, DNP, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Director of FNP Program, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Susan M. DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL, Professor and Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Family Nurse Practitioner, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449694692
  • Paperback    380 pages      © 2015
Price: $105.95 US List
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Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner is an integral text that guides students in their transition from the role of registered nurse to nurse practitioner. The text provides a comprehensive framework for interactive discussions on the role of the nurse practitioner, giving students a full understanding of the skills and knowledge needed for this dynamic profession. The authors cover the history of the nurse practitioner role while weaving in the AACN Master’s Essentials and Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials.

Through in-depth coverage of the concepts and skills critical to the nurse practitioner, the authors provide a strong foundation for the role, exploring topics such as nurse practitionering as a unique practice theory, concepts of clinical evaluation, presenting a patient case to the preceptor, caring for vulnerable populations, professionalism, and current health policy issues.

Chapter Topics Include:

  • Cultural Competence
  • Vulnerable and Special Populations
  • Population Health
  • Family Focus
  • Clinical Education
  • Billing and Reimbursement Related to the Nurse Practitioner
  • Professional Employment

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Part  I  Scientific Underpinning of Nurse Practitioner Role
  Chapter  1  Historical Perspectives: The Art & Science of Nurse Practitionering
Part  II  The Nurse Practitioner Patient Relationship
  Chapter  2  Family in Primary Care
  Chapter  3  Mental Health & Primary Care
  Chapter  4  Cultural Sensitivity: When the Golden Rule Does Not Apply
Part  III  Clinical Education for the Nurse Practitioner
  Chapter  5  Clinical Education, Case Presentation, Consultation and Collaboration in Primary Care
  Chapter  6  Evidence Based Practice
  Chapter  7  Clinical Prevention/Community & Population Health
Part  IV  The Professional Nurse Practitioner
  Chapter  8  Concepts of the Professional
  Chapter  9  Health Policy
  Chapter  10  Quality and Safety & Prescriptive Authority
  Chapter  11  Mentoring
  Chapter  12  Billing and Reimbursement
  Chapter  13  Professional Employment

Julie G. Stewart, DNP, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC-Assistant Professor, Director of FNP Program, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut

Julie Stewart, DNP, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of the FNP Program, Sacred Heart University. Dr. Stewart received her DNP from Case Western Reserve University, MSN/FNP from Sacred Heart University, and MPH from the UCONN Health Center. Dr. Stewart has earned numerous awards including the prestigious National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Annual recognition award for " Outstanding Faculty Practice", the Florence S. Wald Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Practice from the Connecticut Nurses’ Association, CT Nurse Practitioner of the year for 2006 by CTAPRNS, and received the Sacred Heart University CEHP Alumni Leadership Award 2006. In addition to teaching in the FNP and DNP programs Dr. Stewart provides comprehensive medical and specialty care to patients infected with HIV as a certified HIV Specialist, as well as to general medical patients in clinic settings, has been a sexual abuse medical examiner for children and adults, and participates in medical missions to Jamaica and Guatemala providing medical care to those in need, bringing nurse practitioner students and BSN students along with other faculty.

Susan M. DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL-Professor and Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Family Nurse Practitioner, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Susan DeNisco is the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Sacred Heart University. She has held a variety of leadership positions including Interim Director of the School of Nursing and Director of Graduate Nursing Programs. She coordinated the Family Nurse Practitioner Program there from 2000 - 2010. She led the development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program which was implemented in 2010. Susan received a DNP degree in Clinical Leadership from Case Western Reserve University, an MS in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program from Pace University, and a BSN from Western Connecticut State University. Dr. DeNisco is the Executive Director of College of Health Professions, Center for Community Health & Wellness. She served on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society in a variety of elected positions including President from 2005-2009. She is certified as a Childbirth Educator by the Council of Childbirth Education Specialists.

Dr. DeNisco's impressive career includes 29 years of clinical experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a variety of primary care settings. Her work has largely focused on medically underserved populations including disenfranchised groups such as migrant farm workers, refugees and the homeless. Dr. DeNisco's current clinical practice areas include internal medicine and a hospital based clinic for the medically underserved in Bridgeport, CT. Her scholarly interests include evidence-based treatment modalities for depression and anxiety disorders and she has published several articles on these topics. Her doctoral research focused on the relationship between resilience and diabetes outcomes in African American women. She is the recipient of numerous state and national awards including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Connecticut State Award for Excellence, The National Nursing Center Consortium Primary Care Champion Award and most recently the Connecticut Nurses Association, Diamond Jubilee Josephine Dolan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Education. She has been awarded several grants by the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging to implement health promotion programs for elderly Latinos residing in Bridgeport.

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. DeNisco feels she is able to combine her love for clinical practice with teaching since education provides the foundation for all health promotion activities.

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  • “This is a wonderful guide for nurses transitioning into the advanced practice role. It provides a comprehensive framework to assist students and new graduates with the complex issues related to developing their professional roles. This resource provides essential information to graduate nurse practitioners as they embark on transitioning from a registered nurse to an advanced practice nurse, a nurse practitioner. It presents many nurse practitioner and patient stories, in addition to seminar discussion questions that help readers in developing their knowledge.” - Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Doody’s Review Service: Rating: 5 Stars

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