On the Discussion Board we will be exploring conceptual models.
Hamric’s Integrative Model of Advance Practice Nursing
The AACN Synergy Model
Strong Memorial Hospital’s Model of Advance Practice Nursing
Shuler’s Model of Nurse Practitioner Practice
This week you will describe how these models may help APNs articulate professional role identify and function. Conceptual models will serve as a framework for organizing beliefs and knowledge about your professional roles and competencies and provide a basis for further development of knowledge.
Question: Select one model from the above list and read the original source description. Address how well the model meets the following purposes:
a. Helping to organize your beliefs and knowledge about advanced practice nursing
b. Providing structure for research on advanced practice nursing
c. Providing a coherent structure in which concepts important to advanced practice nursing are identified and related to one another
d. Guiding curriculum development for advanced practice nursing
e. Allowing practitioners to see the bigger picture so that they can provide holistic and comprehensive care.
Guidelines: Support your responses with scholarly academic references using APA style format. You are not writing an APA paper–but citing your sources in APA format. Assigned course readings and online library resources are preferred. Weekly lecture notes are designed as overviews to the topic for the respective week and should not serve as a citation or reference.
In your discussion question response, provide a substantive response that illustrates a well-reasoned and thoughtful response; is factually correct with relevant scholarly citations, references, and examples that demonstrate a clear connection to the readings.