The term ‘history” is broad in meaning. Within that broad framework archeologists tend to focus their careers on various specialties and areas of interest, such as specific historical eras or geographical areas.
So it is with nurses. Within the broad framework of healthcare, nurse practitioners focus their careers on various roles. These roles may in part be based on narrower areas of interest such as women’s health. Careers also focus on selected technical nursing specialties.
Explore your professional interests and those interests are addressed in specific guidelines and competencies. Examine the different nurse practitioner roles related to women’s health and how these roles might impact the way you work.
Review the ANA guidelines, NP competencies, and the Ethic resources found in this week’s Learning Resources and consider how they impact the work of the NP.
Post a brief introduction of yourself including your professional interests (I am a Family Nurse Practitioner student and I am open to any professional availabilities in my field) and explain why these topics interest you. Your post should include how the ANA guidelines, competencies, and code of ethics address these issues and topics. Also include a brief explanation about the differences in roles related to Certified Professional Mid-Wife (CPM), Certified Nurse Mid-wife (CNM), Certified Mid-Wives (non-nurse who follows same criteria as a CNM, CM, APR-Ns, and PAs) and how each of these roles might impact the way you work. Be specific and provide examples.