Concepts of the Professional

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As the student nurse practitioner nears 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 healtcare settings. To prepare the graduate NP for professional practice, it is important to review the core concepts related to being a professional.


Published: Stewart, Julie G. "Concepts of the Professional." Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner. Eds. Julie G. Stewart and Susan M. DeNisco. Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015. ISBN 9781449694692 (pbk.)