Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell

ISBN-10: 0826105912

ISBN-13: 9780826105912

Edition: 2010

Authors: Nadine M. Aktan

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This book is designed to assist Nurse Practitioner (NP) students and newly certified NPs alike, serving as a quick, easy-to-use manual that concisely explains everything NPs need to know for practice and transitioning into practice. The book guides the reader through all aspects of the process of becoming a new nurse practitioner, starting with the decision to become an NP to selecting educational programs and obtaining licensure. Other topics include searching for a mentor, surviving the first year of practice, and understanding legal issues. This is the all-in-one reference for potential or current NP students and newly practicing NPs. Its chapters contain learning objectives, check lists to facilitate important decision making, charts/tables with "hot topics" or key elements, and testimonials from currently practicing NPs, as well as the author's own poignant moments as a new and experienced NP that will be helpful to any new or soon to be new practitioner.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Making the Decision
Why Become a Nurse Practitioner?
How to Begin
Selecting an Educational Program
Types of Programs
Scholarships, Resources, and More!
Finding the Right Clinical Preceptor
Important Things to Consider
Balancing It All!
Searching for a Mentor
What to Look for
You as a Mentor!
Attaining Your Certification and Licensure
Who? What? Where?
Passing!
What Comes Next?
Surviving and Thriving: Your First Year in Practice
First Job
Role Transition
Friends and Enemies
Administrative Issues
Bureaucracy
Discrimination
Institutional Violence
Understanding Legal Issues
Contracts
Malpractice
Avoiding Lawsuits
Ensuring a Collaborative Practice
The Collaborative Agreement
Selecting a Collaborative Physician
You're in Charge
Prescriptive Authority
Diagnostics
Referrals
Economics and Policy
The Nurse Practitioner and Our National Healthcare System
Into the Future
The Doctor of Nursing Practice
Index
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