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1. Identify the impact of master's prepared nurses in the globalization of health care and nursing roles. Graduate level with some references APA format preferred.
The purpose of the Master of Nursing program is to prepare educated nurses who are able to critique, utilize, and contribute to the theoretical and empirical knowledge bases of nursing. Graduates will be prepared apply nursing knowledge to design, develop and implement nursing care and nursing research as well as to improve societal perception of the value of nursing in healthcare, as a discipline of knowledge, and as an honorable and invaluable profession (Master of Nursing Science). There are multiple reasons offered to justify moving to the masters degree (and more recent, the doctoral degree) in nursing including the need for safe practice, the increasing complexity of health care, the need for parity with other disciplines, the continuing explosion of knowledge, and the need for more nursing faculty (DeBasio, 2005).
Indeed, increasingly, nurse practitioner (NP) programs have been exceeding the number of academic credits considered appropriate for master's degrees, which has initiated a call for the doctoral program. As NP practice has continued to extend into primary care including prevention and disease management of both acute and chronic conditions, additional academic credits have been added to the NP programs (Sperhac & Clinton, 2004, as cited in DeBasio, 2005), which is being fueled by globalization of healthcare. Thus, in addition to the master's degree program, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have been the primary drivers of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree since 2002. NONPF, in response to this trend, began exploring a doctorate in nursing practice degree. NONPF began with a Teleweb conference on a clinical nursing doctorate in 2001. NONPF's early recommendations included the creation of a practice doctorate that would prepare clinical leaders to improve ...
Identifies the impact of master's prepared nurses in the globalization of health care and nursing roles.