Role of the Advanced Nurse. Roles of APRNs. Nurse Roles.

1. Describe the role of the advanced practice nurse and the reason for pursuing an advanced
degree.
2. Discuss how a masters level nursing education makes a difference in patient-centered care
and decision-making.
3. Discuss how the selected advanced practice role can impact career advancement.
a. Utilize the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: The Future of Nursing Leading Change,
Advancing Health (found in Modules/Week 3) in the discussion.
4. The scholarly paper should be in narrative format and 3 to 4 pages excluding the title and
reference page.
5. Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion.
6. Include level 1 headings to organize the paper.

7. Write the paper in third person, not first person (meaning do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’) and in a
scholarly manner. To clarify I, we, you, me, our may not be used. In addition, describing yourself
as the researcher or the author should not be used.
8. Include three professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal references to support the paper
(review in Ulrich Periodical Directory) and be less than five years old.
9. APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and intext citations).
10. Submit the assignment to Turnitin prior to the final submission, review the originality report,
and make any needed changes.