Emergency Nurse Practitioner Core Educational Content Journal Article

Authors: Wilbeck, J; Roberts, E; Rudy, S.
Article Title: Emergency Nurse Practitioner Core Educational Content
Abstract: Increasing numbers of patients are presenting to national emergency departments (EDs). This is occurring simultaneously with reductions in providers along with ED closures, creating a significant gap in emergency care. According to the advanced practice registered nurse consensus model, specialty-specific knowledge and practice build upon generalist nurse practitioner (NP) population foci. Although the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties provides guidelines for educational programs at the NP population level, determination of core specialty knowledge lies with specialty organizations. Emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) require additional specialty-specific education to manage patients spanning age and acuity continuums. Although certification mechanisms are now in place to recognize NP specialty knowledge, a nationally standardized curriculum remains to be proposed. This article proposes core educational content for ENP specialty education; the utility of this content may serve as the foundation for the development of standardized ENP academic and postgraduate fellowship programs.
Journal Title: Advanced emergency nursing journal
Volume: 39
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1931-4493; 1931-4485
Publisher: Unknown  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2017
Start Page: 141
End Page: 151
Language: eng
Notes: LR: 20180309; JID: 101285075; 2017/05/03 06:00 [entrez]; 2017/05/04 06:00 [pubmed]; 2018/03/10 06:00 [medline]; ppublish