Week 1 discussion
Discussion – Week 1
Competencies for Nurse Practitioners
The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation has brought about
changes in the competencies for nurse practitioners. There are Core
Competencies for all nurse practitioner populations and include both MSN and
DNP degrees. Review your Learning Resources Page to examine the Core
Adult-Gerontology NP competencies
The major categories of family/across the lifespan
competencies include the following: Scientific Foundation; Leadership; Quality;
Practice Inquiry; Technology and Information Literacy; Policy; Health Delivery
System; Ethics; and Independent Practice.
In this Discussion, you explore the nine competencies, and their
application to the clinical setting.
The adult-gerontology NP competencies are different and
students in that specialty should become familiar with them.
Review this weekâ€™s media presentation with Dr. Terry
Buttaro, as well as the â€œNurse Practitioner Self-Appraisal Guideâ€ in the
Learning Resources. Review the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation and the
National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties Core Competencies and
population foci competencies.
Consider the following nine competencies (Note: By Day 1 of
this week, your Instructor will assign you to post on one of these nine
Technology and Information Literacy
Health Delivery System
Reflect on the category that was assigned to you by the
Course Instructor. Think about how you would implement this competency in a
clinical setting. Consider evidence-based clinical practice.
Post on or before Day 3 a brief description of the
competency that was assigned to you. With your competency description in mind,
explain how you would implement it in a clinical setting. Support your
rationale with evidence from current research.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
Respond on or before Day 6 to at least two of your
colleagues on two different days who were assigned to different competencies
than you. Select two of the following rudiments of nursing practice: clinical
reasoning, cost-effective care, ethics, evidence-based practice, health
promotion, holistic patient-centered care, interprofessional collaboration, nursing
theory and knowledge, and safety. Provide an example of how these rudiments of
nursing practice are embedded within the competencies identified by your