Advanced Practice Nursing: Emphasizing Common Roles, 3rd by Joan M. Stanley

By Joan M. Stanley

The third version of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award winner prepares graduate nurses to satisfy the demanding situations of perform this day and to take management roles sooner or later. From its ancient roots to modern issues and traits, the writer lines the improvement of the complicated perform nursing function and articulates the key matters dealing with practitioners this present day.

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According to nurse-historian Elizabeth Baer,17 the Lobenstine Midwifery Clinic was established in 1931 to prepare public health nurses to be midwives. In contrast to the Manhattan School, considered the first “unofficial” school of midwifery3 (p. 133), the Lobenstine Clinic was the first recognized nurse-midwifery school. After the opening of the Lobenstine Midwifery Clinic, the School of the Association for the Promotion and Standardization of Midwifery was established in 1932. qxd 10/5/10 2:39 PM Page 7 The Evolution of Advanced Practice in Nursing 7 many lay midwives.

In addition, she has held clinical nurse practitioner positions in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania; Dickinson College Health Program, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and the Adams County Migrant Clinic, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. Towers has been active in the area of health policy at the national and state levels for more than 25 years, working on behalf of nurse practitioners and their patients to facilitate appropriate regulation, use, and support for nurse practitioner practice during that time.

ACNM is striving to achieve full autonomy in practice and equitable reimbursement for midwives by 2015. Midwives face barriers to practice, including but not limited to inequitable and outright denial of reimbursement for services, exorbitant professional liability rates, lack of collaborative employment opportunities, and restrictive institutional privileging and state regulations. qxd 05/10/10 4:02 PM Page xxix Introduction xxix other APRNs are a daily reality and discourage the growth of the professions.

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