Advanced Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities

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Advanced Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities in Acute Illness

Describe the roles and responsibilities of nurse practitioners in the new world. What insights did the resources provide on:
How do nurse practitioners coordinate effective therapeutic interventions, referrals, and collaboration with other healthcare providers for adult clients with select acute and chronic disorders?
The healthcare services that nurse practitioners provide for health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling, disease management, palliative, and/or end-of-life care to adult clients?

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The Roles and Responsibilities of Nurse Practitioners in The New World

In the new world, a nurse practitioner either autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare providers can diagnose and treat acute and chronic diseases such as infections, diabetes, high blood pressure, or injuries, making orders, performing, and interpreting various diagnostic tests such as x-rays, lab works, and prescribing medications. NPs can prescribe medications, including antibiotics, schedule II drugs and narcotics. Depending on the states law where the NP practices, physician supervision may be required to make certain prescriptions. This takes place through a collaborative agreement. Other roles of the NP include ordering referrals, discharging patients, educating patients on positive and healthy lifestyles such as healthy eating, educating patients on disease prevention, offering counsel, and managing overall care of the patients (Adubato, 2014). Nurse practitioners, regardless of the setting, play a critical role as frontline workers in inpatient care. They spend a lot of time with patients and families and are therefore in better positions to take action depending on the progress of the patient.

How Nurse Practitioners Coordinate Effective Therapeutic Interventions, Referrals, And Collaboration with Other Healthcare Providers for Adult Clients with Select Acute and Chronic Disorders

            Nurse practitioners, as highlighted by Dr Beaty, complement the work of primary care physicians (Adubato, 2014). Nurse practitioners have the relevant training required to provide primary care to patients. They make healthcare health care more accessible to patients, especially when there are shortages of primary care providers. They also save time by attending to patients reducing the waiting time. They coordinate with physicians to provide quality and safe care to patients. Nurse practitioners spend more time with patients; hence they can monitor the progress of the patient and attend to them accordingly. They also act as team leaders in the care management of the patients. They consult with the physicians in the phase of complex health problems. For effective therapeutic interventions, referrals, and collaboration with other professionals, they have to adhere to state laws that govern their practice. They also focus on issuing patient-centred with the patient taking an active role in their care. Nurse practitioners have the potential to help physicians in enhancing patient care, expanding care access, improving the health of the population, creating new revenue opportunities, and maximizing clinical outcomes (Kaprielian, Kase, & Higgins, 2017).

The Healthcare Services That Nurse Practitioners Provide for Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Health Protection, Anticipatory Guidance, Counseling, Disease Management, Palliative, And/or End-Of-Life Care to Adult Clients

The healthcare services provided by nurse practitioners are both safe and of good quality. Nurse practitioners possess advanced competencies to carry out their duties effectively and efficiently. Despite the restrictions to perform certain duties, the restrictions are not based on their training but reimbursement policies. Existing literature supports that nurse practitioners provide care that is effective, safe, patient-centred effective, equitable and evidence-based. Care provided by the nurse practitioners is comparable to that of the physicians, with research indicating that NPs offer care characterized by fewer unnecessary hospital readmissions, fewer unnecessary visits to emergency rooms, and higher patient ratios (American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2020). The nurse practitioners provide comprehensive care to patients, spend more time with patients with better outcomes linked to their care, including high patient adherence to medication and self-management of diseases such as diabetes (Adubato, 2014).


Adubato, S. [Caucus NJ].  (2014). Nurse Practitioner in the New World of Healthcare. [Video]. YouTube.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2020). Quality of Nurse Practitioner Practice.

Kaprielian, V. S., Kase, J., & Higgins, T. (2017). What Can a PA or NP Do for Your Practice? Family Practice Management24(2), 19-22.