Over the course of the next eight weeks, we will be examining concepts related to nursing research and the translation of evidence to practice. To help you better understand the process, you will be identifying a practice issue for nurse practitioners. You will develop a PICOT question associated with the issue, find evidence to support a change in practice, and present your recommendations for change to your peers. This week, we will work on helping you refine your area of interest so that you will be able to develop a concise question for next week’s assignment. You are encouraged to use the area of interest you chose for the project in NR500NP and/or NR501NP; however, you may choose a different area if you wish.

Select an issue in nurse practitioner (NP) practice that is of interest to you and in which you would like to see a practice change occur. Conduct a review of literature to see what is currently known about the topic. In 1-2 paragraphs, describe the scope and relevance of the issue and your recommended change. Provide reference support from at least two outside scholarly sources to support your ideas.

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As an emergency nurse for the past ten years, I have watched as the number of nurse practitioners in my specialty area have increased. In the course of those ten years, I have worked at several different facilities – including two trauma centers – and have noted the extreme differences in nurse practitioner roles, scopes of practice, and relationships with physicians. Therefore an area in which I would like to see a practice change occur is a clarification of nurse practitioner roles in the emergency department setting, and a formalization of relationships with attending physicians.Often, nurse practitioners are themselves unclear about their specific responsibilities and scope of practice. For example, nurse practitioners should be aware that laws which stipulate that an NP must “collaborate” with a physician are using legalese, and that it is therefore limiting their scope of practice (Buppert, 2017)….Kindly click the purchase icon to purchase the full solution at $5

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