(Answered) NR500NP Week 2: Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing

Total Points Possible:  150


  1. The Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice paper is worth 150 points and will be graded on the quality of the content, use of citationsuse of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric. 
  2. Submit the paper as a Microsoft Word Document, which is the required format at Chamberlain University. You are encouraged to use the APA Academic Writer and Grammarly tools when creating your assignment. 
  3. Follow the directions below and the grading criteria located in the rubric closely. Any questions about this paper may be posted under the Q & A Forum or emailed to your faculty. 
  4. The length of the paper should be 3-6 pages, excluding title page and reference page(s). 
  5. Support ideas with a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. Scholarly resources do not include your textbook. You may need to use more than 2 scholarly resources to fully support your ideas. 
  6. You may use first person voice when describing your rationale for choosing the CNP role and your plans for clinical practice.  
  7. Current APA format is required with both a title page and reference page(s). Use the following as Level 1 headings to denote the sections of your paper (Level 1 headings use upper– and lower-case letters and are bold and centered): 
    • Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing (This is the paper introduction. In APA format, a restatement of the paper title, centered and not bold serves as the heading of the introduction section) 
    • Four APN Roles 
    • Rationale for Choosing CNP Role 
    • Plans for Clinical Practice 
    • Role Transition 
    • Conclusion 


  1. Introduction: Provide an overview of what will be covered in the paper. Introduction should include general statements on advanced practice nursing roles, general statements on the role transition from RN to APN, and identification of the purpose of the paper. 
  2. Four APN RolesDescribe the role, educational preparation, and work environment for the four APN roles (CNP, CNS, CRNA & CNM). Provide support from at least one scholarly source. 
  3. Rationale for Choosing CNP Role: Describe your rationale for choosing the CNP advanced practice role versus one of the other roles. 
  4. Plans for Clinical Practice: Discuss your plans for clinical practice after graduation. Explain how your understanding of NP practice has changed after researching the four ANP roles. 
  5. Role Transition: Discuss your transition from the RN role to the NP role. Describe two factors that may impact your transition. Discuss two strategies you will use to support a successful transition from the RN to your NP role. Provide reference support from at least one scholarly source. The textbook is not a scholarly source. 
  6. Conclusion: Provide a conclusion, including a brief summary of what you discussed in the paper. 


Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing

Nurses are increasing advancing their educational levels to become masters-prepared nurses (MSN) and practice in advanced practice nursing (APN) roles. APN roles allow nurses to contribute more to nursing, health, environment, and person as they are competent in advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology (Sevilla Guerra et al., 2022). Today, one must have an MSN degree to enter the APN practice. MSN education equips nurses with advanced knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to improve healthcare assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. APN nurses are prepared for role specializations in acute, palliative, geriatric, pediatric, or mental health care. The transition from registered nurse (RN) to APN roles involves a shift from expert RN to novice APN which presents a plethora of challenges such as professional identity alteration, impaired APN role development, and loss of confidence. Nurses need to understand the APN roles which include nurse practitioner (NP), certified nurse-midwife (CNM), nurse anesthetist (CRNA), and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) to make an informed decision on the preferred role. With respect to this, discussed here are the four APN roles, justification for choosing CNP over CNS, plans for clinical practice, RN-NP role transition, and a concluding summary.

Advanced Practice Nursing Roles


            CNPs are MSN-level prepared nurses with advanced education and training to offer care including acute and preventive services to patients across the lifespan. The roles of NPs include taking patient health histories, performing complete patient physical examinations, diagnosing and treating a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses, interpreting laboratory test results and X-rays, offering health teaching and counseling to patients, prescribing medications and other ……To access the solution  click the icon below to purchase at $10