Week 1: The Value of a Master’s-Prepared Nurse
Consider the current healthcare delivery models and practice settings. Reflect on how nursing practice is transforming in response to the current demands of the healthcare system and answer the following questions:
What differentiates the practice of a master’s-prepared nurse compared to that of a baccalaureate-prepared nurse?
What is the value of a master’s degree in nursing?
What do you consider to be the most essential professional competency for a master’s-prepared nurse practicing in the 21st century?
Refer to AACN Essentials, NLN competencies, and CCN Nursing Conceptual Framework. Use at least one outside scholarly article to support your position. Provide an example to illustrate an application to professional practice.