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