Hamric and Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing
Hamric and Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing,
Edition 6 An Integrative Approach
By Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, FAAN and Eileen T. O'Grady, PhD, RN, ANP

Publication Date: 28 Feb 2018

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From internationally known advanced practice nursing experts, Hamric and Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 6th Edition helps you develop an understanding of the various advanced practice nursing (APN) roles. This bestsellingtextbook provides a clear, comprehensive, and contemporary introduction to APN today – addressing all major APN competencies, roles, and issues. It covers topics ranging from the evolution of APN to evidence-based practice, leadership, ethical decision-making, and health policy. New to this edition is expanded coverage of interprofessional collaborative practice, updated coverage of APN roles related to implementation of healthcare reform in the U.S., updated and expanded coverage of IOM and QSEN, a global focus on international APN, and much more!

Key Features

  • Coverage of all APN core competencies defines and describes all competencies, including direct clinical practice, guidance and coaching, consultation, evidence-based practice, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making.
  • Operationalizes and applies the APN core competencies to the major APN specialties including the Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, the Certified Nurse-Midwife, and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Content on managing APN environments addresses such factors as business planning and reimbursement; marketing, negotiating, and contracting; regulatory, legal, and credentialing requirements; health policy; and nursing outcomes and performance improvement research.
  • UNIQUE! Exemplar boxes (case studies), including Day in the Life vignettes of each APN specialty, emphasize innovative practices and coverage of advanced practice roles.
  • In-depth discussions of educational strategies for APN competency development show how nurses develop competencies as they progress into advanced practice.

New Features

  • NEW and UNIQUE! Expanded coverage of interprofessional collaborative practice includes the latest Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.
  • NEW! Updated coverage of APRN roles related to implementation of healthcare in the U.S. reflects current and anticipated changes in APRN roles related to healthcare reform.
  • NEW! Coverage of IOM and QSEN has been updated and expanded.
  • NEW! Refocused International Development of Advanced Practice Nursing chapter has been rewritten to be more global and inclusive in focus, to reflect the state of advanced practice nursing practice throughout all major regions of the world.
  • NEW! Expanded content on the role of advanced practice nurses in teaching/education/mentoring and health policy related to the APRN role is featured in the 6th edition.
About the author
By Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, FAAN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota; Nurse Scientist, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eileen T. O'Grady, PhD, RN, ANP, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach; Founder, The School of Wellness, McLean, Virginia
Table of Contents

Part I: Historical and Developmental Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing
  1. Highlights from the History of Advanced Practice Nursing in the United States
  2. Conceptualizations of Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. A Definition of Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Role Development of the Advanced Practice Nurse
  5. Evolving and Innovative Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. International Development of Advanced Practice Nursing NEW more global focus

Part II: Competencies of Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. Direct Clinical Practice
  8. Coaching and Guidance
  9. Consultation
10. Evidence-Based Practice and Research
11. Leadership
12. Collaboration NEW emphasis on interprofessional collaborative practice
13. Ethical Decision Making

Part III: Advanced Practice Roles: The Operational Definitions of Advanced Practice Nursing
14. The Clinical Nurse Specialist
15. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
16. The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
17. The Certified Nurse-Midwife
18. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Part IV: Critical Elements in Managing Advanced Nursing Practice Environments
19. Business Planning and Reimbursement Mechanisms
20. Marketing and Negotiation
21. Understanding Regulatory, Legal, and Credentialing Requirements
22. Health Policy Issues in Changing Environments
23. An Integrative Review of APRN Outcomes and Performance Improvement
24. Using Outcomes and Performance Improvement Data to Evaluate and Improve Practice


Book details
ISBN: 9780323447751
Page Count: 672
Retail Price: €64.99