NR500NP Week 2: Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing


  1. The Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice paper is worth 150 points and will be graded on the quality of the content, use of citations, use 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 Roles: Describe 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

The Advanced practice Registered nurses (APRNs) are the nurses with advanced training as well as certification, which often include a master’s degree or a doctorate in nursing. Other characteristics that define APRNs include those whose practice builds on registered nurses’ experience by depicting a greater depth of knowledge. Taking this into consideration, this paper explores the APN roles,  factors that influenced the choice for CNP role, plans for clinical practice as well as role transition.

Four APN Roles

There are four distinct APN roles. These include the certified nurse practitioner (CNP), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), clinical nurse specialist (CNS),  as well as certified nurse-midwife (CNM). The certified nurse practitioner (CNP), is the advanced practice nurse that works in specialty areas such as pediatric, family practice, and women’s health among others. CNP can provide direct primary care as well as acute care (Coombs, 2015). They can also diagnose as well as treat patients. Their level of autonomy and scope of practice varies from one state to another. The educational preparation includes a master’s degree or a doctorate in nursing.

Secondly, the CNS  role includes integration of care by consulting with the nurses, healthcare system to improve practices and patient outcomes, as well as the provision of the direct patient (Ko, Burson, & Mianecki, 2019). Simply put, CNS works as a part of a….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10