Nursing Project



Advanced Practice Nurse Role

Student’s First and Last Name

South University

NSG5000: Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse

Instructor’s Name

Due Date

Advanced Nursing Practice Role

This first paragraph serves as an introductory Tell me the purpose of your paper and what you will be discussing. Example: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the advanced practice nursing role selected at South University and to summarize the discoveries. The advance practice role of clinical (of _____) or non-clinical (of _________) will be differentiated and how the role impacts patient outcomes will be discussed and explained. A conceptual framework/model applicable to advance nursing practice will be discussed and supported by the literature.

You must present your chosen AP role thoroughly and relate it to SUO program. Incorporate information from South University MSN Program Packet – philosophy, conceptual framework pillars and program objectives.

Clinical or Non-Clinical Role

Start your discussion here. Specify FNP or AGNP track or NI, NE or NA role—which program you are enrolled.

Explain historical and evolution of role. Description of the role and the impact on patient outcomes (support with literature). Explain why you are pursuing and what experience you have had that has led you to this decision. (Avoid using first person, if possible or limit the use of “I” statements. Please use third person)

Give examples of how the role impacts patient safety, access to care, health informatics, etc) Support with 2 research study articles (studies with research design, sample and results)

Conceptual Nursing Model (must fit with AP role)

Start your discussion here. Conceptual model must be thoroughly explained with clear and concise relationship to AP role. Chapter 2 of the course textbook has different conceptual models for Advanced Nursing Practice. Please do not use nursing theories for this paper. Refer to Chapter 2 of course textbook. Some examples of conceptual models for Advanced Practice include: Brown’s Framework for Advanced Practice Nursing, Shuler’s Model of Nurse Practitioner Practice.

Interview Preparation and Conclusion

Always include a formal conclusion in every paper you write in APA format. This section is a brief summary of your paper, your interview plans and what you have learned/gained from this assignment. (10 interview questions may be in table format)


What is the primary reason you decided t become a nurse practitioner?



Please include the questions below for your interview. Some information may be obtained from the healthcare organization’s website.

Week 3 Project


Professional Practice Paper

Based on the AP role of the person that you interviewed in W1 Project, in a 2-4 page paper (excluding the title page, references, and appendices) describe the role, the type of organization, and address all the interview questions, and include:

· List the type of organization. For example: Primary care office, ED, Specialty, cardiology GI etc.

· List the type of and how many clients it serves. FP would see all ages. Research in your area the number of visits in a local office per year or # of visits seen local ED, specialty office etc. 

· The professional fit for advanced nursing role. "Fit" refers to the Qualifications in order to be an AP provider at that agency/organization. What license, credentialing (accrediting agency, and other expectations NPI, CMS)?

· What are the core competencies required in this role?

· Include a brief job description


(Examples, follow APA 7th edition) Please use references that are no more than 5 years old, unless it is a classic document.

Examples of reference citations APA 7th edition:

1.) How to cite a hard copy book:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. Publisher.

Hamric, A.B., Hanson, C.M., Tracy, M. F. & O’Grady, E. T. (2014). Advanced practice nursing: An integrative approach (5th ed.). Elsevier Saunders.

2.) How to cite a digital book:

Hamric, A.B., Hanson, C.M., Tracy, M. F. & O’Grady, E. T. (2014). Advanced practice nursing: An integrative approach (5th ed.).!/4/[email protected]:0

3.) How to cite a journal article:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pp - pp.

Waters, S.B., Giblin, E.M. (2019). Acute heart failure: Pearls for the first posthospitalization clinic visit. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 15(1), 80-86.

4.) Link re. how to cite professional organizations:


NP Core Competencies Content Work Group (2017, May). Nurse practitioner core competencies content.

5.) How to cite article or chapter in an edited book:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Publisher.


O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). Springer.


The Turnitin (TII) Score should not exceed 24% total. If the references are the primary cause of High TII score, please discuss this with your faculty as the references can be reviewed.

PROOF-READ paper for spelling, grammatical or APA errors.

Always save ALL your papers with consistent NSG5000_S__Wk_ A _Last Name_ First Initial

Grading Rubric for Week 1 Paper


No Submission





Described the advanced nursing practice role you are enrolled in at SOU.

No content submitted

Limited information on chosen AP role and did not relate to SUO program

Presented basic foundational chosen AP role information with limited information on SUO program

Presented the chosen AP role and the SUO program but few details missing

Presented the chosen AP role thoroughly and related to SUO program

Distinguished the role as clinical or non-clinical and how it impacts patient outcomes (i.e. patient safety, access to care, health information etc.)

No content submitted

Limited distinguishing between roles and explaining outcomes

Provided some details distinguishing between roles and explaining outcomes but was unclear

Described distinguishing between roles and explained outcomes but more details needed

Thorough distinguishing between roles and outcomes, providing examples

Applied a conceptual model to the chosen role

No content submitted

Conceptual model introduced but no explanation or details related to AP role

Conceptual model discussed with limited details related to AP role

Conceptual model explained with unclear relationship to AP role

Conceptual model thoroughly explained and clear and concise relationship to AP role

Developed a minimum of 10 interview questions for the planned interview of a nurse in advanced practice.

No content submitted

Submitted less than 10 questions or questions were redundant or not relevant

Submitted 10 or less questions that needed clarification

Submitted 10 questions that needed to be clarified

Submitted 10 succinct and clear questions

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Supported with at least two research articles. APA format.

No content submitted

Disorganized, limited pages or excessive pages; 5 or more errors in writing. No research articles or use of scholarly sources; APA errors

Fairly organized, but could be more concise; less than 5 errors in writing; Research included but not well described; few APA errors

Well organized, concise, few errors (2 or less) in writing; Research articles well described; APA errors ( 2 or less)