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Reference articles (include at least 5 articles illustrating the roles and quality of care provided by nurse practitioners) (include links to articles if possible)
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The Roles and Quality of Care Provided By Nurse Practitioners

The nurse practitioner role is patient-centered, which requires a commitment of NPs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of society and to effectively adapt to advances in healthcare science (ANA, 2020). Nurse practitioners are leaders in healthcare delivery and fulfill the roles of mentors, providers, educators, advocates, researchers, and administrators in the healthcare industry. Through each of their roles, nurse practitioners, therefore, seek to improve the health outcomes of patients and communities which they serve (Woo et al., 2017). Nurse practitioners also fulfill the responsibility of continuing professional development and involvement in professional organizations. By continuing professional development, nurse practitioners update their knowledge and skills to provide quality healthcare services. On the other hand, by being involved in professional organizations, nurse practitioners are able to network and effectively participate in the development and enactment of healthcare policies at the local, state, national or international levels (Fraze et al., 2020).

Regarding the quality of care, nurse practitioners have established a reputation for providing high-quality specialty, acute, and primary health care services to patients across the lifespan in diverse settings (AANP, 2020). In numerous states across the US, nurse practitioners are allowed to set up their own practices. Nurse practitioner’s level of education, which includes graduate-level, Master’s, or doctoral degrees, equips NPs with a clinical competency to provide health care services to patients beyond the registered nurse preparation (Oldland et al., 2020). Nurse practitioners are able to bring a comprehensive perspective to health care delivery by blending knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. Nurse practitioners also emphasize patient education, health management, and disease prevention. Scholarly studies have therefore shown that nurse practitioners have consistently demonstrated high-quality care and excellent outcomes to patients (Oldland et al., 2020).



American Association of Nurse Practitioners AANP. (2020). Quality of Nurse Practitioner Practice. American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

American Nurses Association ANA. (2020). Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) | American Nurses Association. ANA.

Fraze, T. K., Briggs, A. D., Whitcomb, E. K., Peck, K. A., & Meara, E. (2020). Role of Nurse Practitioners in Caring for Patients With Complex Health Needs. Medical Care, 58(10), 853–860.

Oldland, E., Botti, M., Hutchinson, A. M., & Redley, B. (2020). A framework of nurses’ responsibilities for quality healthcare — Exploration of content validity. Collegian, 27(2), 150–163.

Woo, B. F. Y., Lee, J. X. Y., & Tam, W. W. S. (2017). The impact of the advanced practice nursing role on quality of care, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost in the emergency and critical care settings: a systematic review. Human Resources for Health, 15(1).