Response to post on Advanced Practice Nursing

Advanced nurse practitioners have higher responsibilities owing tothe level of expertise they have achieved while in practice. It iscritical to acknowledge that the definition of individuals describedas advanced nurses should encompass the educational qualifications.Considering the nature of responsibilities that one has, it isessential that one is qualified enough to execute the tasks that theyhave been assigned efficiently. Advanced practice nursing entailsdealing with various issues ranging from administration, education,midwifery and running activities assigned by the hospitaladministration (Bryant‐Lukosius,DiCenso, Browne, &amp Pinelli, 2004).

I concur with Adriana Parsons that it is crucial that one has theprerequisite qualifications to meet the duties and responsibilitiesendowed for them. Indeed, consideration of educational qualificationsshould take precedence when it comes to the definition of roles of aregistered nurse.

I agree with Erica Hererra that leadership and education should becore factors that have to be considered when it comes to the overallduties assigned to an advanced nursing practitioner. The duties andresponsibilities assigned to such individuals demand that one acts inways that depict sound leadership (Huber, 2013). The ability toexecute such tasks depends on various factors. Critical among them isthe leadership skills that one possesses (Delamaire, &amp Lafortune,2010). Further, there is the aspect of educational qualificationsthat one has. I concur with the fact that advanced nursingpractitioners handle some of the most complicated cases when it comesto the provision of care to the patients. They may not be in aposition to diligently execute such tasks if they lack theeducational experience to deal with issues that arise. Individualscertified to be advanced nursing practitioner position must provethat they have adequate leadership skills (Hart, &amp Bowen, 2016).Further, they must demonstrate possession of relevant educationalqualifications to deal with the responsibilities they have beenassigned.


Bryant‐Lukosius, D.,DiCenso, A., Browne, G., &amp Pinelli, J. (2004). Advanced practicenursing roles: development, implementation and evaluation. Journalof Advanced Nursing, 48(5), 519-529.

Delamaire, M. L., &amp Lafortune, G. (2010). Nurses in advancedroles.

Hart, A. M., &amp Bowen, A. (2016). New Nurse Practitioners’Perceptions of Preparedness for and Transition Into Practice. TheJournal for Nurse Practitioners.

Huber, D. (2013). Leadership and nursing care management.Elsevier Health Sciences.