Expanded international focus, with a NEW! chapter addressing the international development of APN: According to the Editors, ''There has been a rapid evolution of interest in and enactment of advanced practice around the globe.'' The Editors note that, ''Particular countries such as the UK, Canada, and Australia have supported advanced practice nurses for some time. Other countries such as China and Switz...show moreerland are newly developing education and practices for advanced practice nurses.'' A new chapter (Chapter 6), therefore summarizes the current state of development of APN internationally This new chapter includes the ''contextual'' issues of educational systems, political systems, and health care systems and financing. Common issues addressed in the international evolution of APN include the public image and status of nursing, dealing with physician resistance, discrepancies in titling, and educational standardization. This new chapter identifies what various countries can learn from one another as APN roles continue to evolve and develop and spotlights APN in Singapore and the Netherlands in two new exemplars. To further expand the book''s international focus, international APN literature is incorporated throughout the book as appropriate.
Updated chapter on Health Policy and Politics: The new edition features expanded coverage of key U.S. initiatives affecting APN, including healthcare reform (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), the IOM ''Future of Nursing'' report, and the increasing attention being given to the Consensus Model of APRN Regulation. The chapter also features expanded information on the U.S. federal budget and how APNs can engage in the political process.
Enhanced integration of DNP considerations and literature: While the current edition of Hamric includes integrated coverage DNP programs, which were emerging at the time of writing, the importance of DNP ...show less
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