Title

The Nurse Practitioner: Historical Perspectives on the Art and Science of Nurse Practitionering

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

The role of the nurse practitioner was developed as a way to provide primary care for the underserved.

Nurse practitioneering today incorporates the vital elements of nursing and philosophical theories, communication skills, diagnostic skills coaching and educating, and most importantly, developing reciprocal relationships with patients. It is the foundation of nursing that forms the basis for taking a holistic approach to the interview, assessment, diagnosis, and mutually agreed upon goals for patient care, which help NPs to engage patients as full partners in aspects of their health care.

Comments

Published: Stewart, Julie G. "The Nurse Practitioner: Historical Perspectives on the Art and Science of Nurse Practitionering." Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner. Eds. Julie G. Stewart and Susan M. DeNisco. Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015.

ISBN 9781449694692

Recommended Citation

Stewart, Julie G. "The Nurse Practitioner: Historical Perspectives on the Art and Science of Nurse Practitionering." Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner. Eds. Julie G. Stewart and Susan M. DeNisco. Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015.