Concepts and Challenges of the Professional Nurse Practitioner

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As the student NP prepares for graduation, or the employed NP considers a workplace change, factors that can enhance the work environment can assist in choosing a successful practice setting. Having a supportive workplace environment has been shown to improve work efficiency, enhance the ability to provide high-quality patient care, contribute to cost effectiveness, and promote the retention of NPs in successful collaborative practices in a variety of healthcare settings. To prepare the graduate NP for professional practice, it is important to review the core concepts related to being a professional.


Chapter 14 in Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner, 3rd. ed.

ISBN 9781284234305 (paperback); 9781284238617 (ebook)

The full text ebook is available to authorized Sacred Heart University users.