Describe How the Role of Advanced Registered Nurse Transformed over Time NUR 513

Describe How the Role of Advanced Registered Nurse Transformed over Time NUR 513

Describe How the Role of Advanced Registered Nurse Transformed over Time NUR 513

Topic 1Emerging Roles for Advanced Registered Nursing Specialties DQ 1

Describe how the role of advanced registered nurse transformed over time. Consider shifts in scope and expectations in the 20th and 21st centuries. In what ways will the advanced registered nurse role and responsibilities continue to evolve and emerge as the American health care system changes?

Topic 1 DQ 1 Sample Paper

Medical advancements in the 20th century have helped ensure that people can live longer despite several chronic conditions. As people live with chronic diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease, and they require increased levels of care and knowledge. In addition, as the population of people thriving with chronic conditions expands, advanced practice nurses become essential to meeting the demands of high-quality care while lowering healthcare costs (DeNisco, 2019). Advanced practice nursing roles continue to increase in demand as the number of patients who need higher acuity care for longer terms continues to increase.

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act created a higher demand for care, and as the number of patients seeking healthcare increased, the demand for higher-quality nursing increased as well. As a result, the Institute of Medicine initiated a goal of 80% of the nursing force obtaining baccalaureate education and higher by 2020; as of 2022, less than 62% of nurses have a bachelor’s in nursing, but the numbers continue to increase (National Academy of Medicine, 2022).

As the demand for high-quality care continues to increase, advanced practice nurses must ensure that patients are given the highest quality care possible. A global pandemic taught the world that nurses will give the best possible care regardless of the setting. During this time, the demand for home health nurses increased. Patients began going home immediately after extensive orthopedic surgeries to receive home health nursing for wound care and home health physical therapists for therapy.

Patients are being referred to home health because they have been unable to be seen in person over the last two years. It has become essential for advanced nursing positions such as clinical leaders, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives to shift to accommodate homebound patients. Patient outcomes increase by increasing access to nursing care and education outside clinical settings.


DeNisco, S. M. (2019). Advanced practice nursing (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

National Academy of Medicine (2022). The future of nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity. A consensus study from the national academy of medicine.

Topic 1 DQ 2

Access The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Identify the two recommendations for nursing education you believe will be most effective or radical in creating change within the industry. Provide rationale based on your experience in practice. Do you agree or disagree with how the Institute of Medicine (IOM) describes the advanced practice registered nurse role evolving. Why or why not?

NUR 513 Topic 2: Scope Of Practice DQ 1

Identify at least two regulatory bodies, and your state’s nurse practice act, that specify certification, licensure requirements, or scope of practice for your specialty. Discuss the way these influence the educational requirements and experiences for your specialty. Advanced practice registered nurses must incorporate the APRN consensus model in their response.

In your response to peers, discuss a specific guideline or change imposed by a regulating body or industry regulation and explain the how this affects your daily practice. Cite at least one source to support your response.

Scope of Practice Sample Paper

Nursing Regulatory Bodies are jurisdictional governmental entities that regulate nursing practice in all 50 states, four US territories, and the District of Columbia. The National Registration Board sets the criteria for safe nursing care and issues nursing licenses (Papinaho et al., 2019). The NRB’s role does not end once a license is awarded; they continue to monitor licensees’ compliance with jurisdictional laws and take appropriate action against the licenses of nurses who have engaged in improper nursing practice.

The regulatory bodies in Michigan include The Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and the Michigan Board of Nursing. The Nurse Practice Act is a law enforced by each NRB in each jurisdiction. In order to keep their licenses, nurses must follow the legislation and relevant norms. The act specifies Qualifications for obtaining a license, the scope of work, Nursing titles that are permissible to use, and actions that may or may not occur if a nurse fails to obey the nursing law.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing developed the APRN consensus model to increase job satisfaction and elevate APRN roles. The model significantly influences education and Nursing Competency as it states that: Nurse’s education must be coherent in terms of role and population focus (Buck, 2021). Secondly, APRNs can further their education and specialize but can not be licensed only in that field. Special interest groups and nursing organizations will establish education and assessment procedures for specialty areas.

Specialty education can be completed concurrently with the APRN coursework required for licensure or after graduation. Nursing boards will not assess or regulate specialty-level competency; professional bodies will do so. In terms of experience, the model overcomes the barriers that prevent APRNs from practicing within the full scope of their knowledge and skills. Secondly, there has been uniformity in licensure and titling across jurisdictions so that similar APRNs are no longer confused.


Buck, M. (2021). An Update on the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: More Than a Decade of Progress. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 12(2), 23–33.

Papinaho, O., Häggman‐Laitila, A., Liedenpohja, A. M., & Kangasniemi, M. (2019). Integrative review of studies about nurses who have been disciplined by their professional regulatory bodies. Journal of Nursing Management27(8), 1588-1603.

Topic 2 DQ 2

Compare two different advanced registered nurse roles with regard to ethical guidelines. Are there any differences in the ethical guidelines that govern these roles? What situations might require one role to respond differently, depending on the ethical guidelines?

NUR 513 Topic 2 Nursing Roles Graphic Organizer

Advanced registered nurses work in highly collaborative environments and must collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in order to provide excellent patient care. Besides knowing the role and scope of one’s own practice, it is essential to understand the role and scope of other nurse specialties to ensure effective collaboration among nurses, the organization, and other professionals with whom advanced registered nurses regularly interact.

Use the “Nursing Roles Graphic Organizer Template” to differentiate how advanced registered nurse roles relate to and collaborate with different areas of nursing practice. Compare your future role with one of the following: nurse educator; nurse leader; family nurse practitioner; acute care nurse practitioner; graduate nurse with an emphasis/specialty in public health, health care administration, business, or informatics; clinical nurse specialist; doctor of nursing practice. Indicate in the appropriate columns on the template which roles you are comparing.

Make sure to compare the following areas of practice in your graphic organizer:

  1. Ethics
  2. Education
  3. Leadership
  4. Public Health
  5. Health Care Administration
  6. Informatics
  7. Business/Finance
  8. Specialty (e.g., Family, Acute Care)

Include any regulatory bodies or certification agencies that provide guidance or parameters on how these roles incorporate concepts into practice.

You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content. Ensure that the country in the source is relevant to your paper. Sources cited should be generalizable to the population being studied or discussed.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Nursing Roles Graphic Organizer Template

  Type Future Role Here> <Type Comparison Role of Choice Here> Observations (Similarities/Differences)









Public Health    



Health Care Administration    









Specialty (e.g., Family, Acute Care)    



Regulatory Bodies or Certification Agencies That Provide Guidance or Parameters on How These Roles Incorporate Concepts Into Practice    





NUR 513 Topic 3 DQ 1

Identify a population that you will likely serve as an advanced registered nurse that you think is particularly vulnerable to issues of health disparity/inequity. Discuss the contribution of your particular specialty to health promotion and disease prevention for this population. How do issues of diversity and global perspectives of care contribute to your understanding of health equity as it relates to this population?

Topic 3 DQ 1 Sample Answer

I will continue to serve the veteran population as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). There are multiple health disparities and inequities amongst different veteran populations. Disparities by population groups include race/ethnicity, aging veterans, mental illness, women veterans, LGBTQ+ veterans, homeless veterans, and veterans who live in rural areas or who are a great distance from Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities (Kondo et al., 2017).

For this discussion, I will focus on the health inequities surrounding veterans and colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. CRC is the third most prevalent cancer in the United States. Veterans living in rural areas tend to have more difficulty with adhering to CRC screening. These veterans often have travel times of an hour or more to a VA medical facility (McDaniel et al., 2019). There may often be scheduling delays at VA facilities. A study by McDaniel et al. suggests that veterans living in rural areas may have lower education levels, more poverty, and less access to healthcare and, therefore, may be less likely to be screened for CRC. McDaniel et al. (2019) recommends evidence-based interventions to reduce disparities among the rural veteran population. These include mailed fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) and telehealth applications.

APRNs can advocate for vulnerable veteran populations.  APRNs working in VA Medical Centers can help combat the disparities of rural veteran populations with CRC screening by developing policies that promote high-quality CRC screening. APRNs can create change through system thinking to promote prevention and screening. Professional organizations with interests in preventing CRC and screening for CRC that APRNs can partner with include The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA), The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), The Prevent Cancer Foundation, and Cancer Action Network. SGNA offers courses and networking opportunities for CRC advocacy. ASGE helps with policy by providing the committee hearing schedules for the House and Senate. The Prevent Cancer Foundation provides advocacy toolkits. The Cancer Action Network assists APRNs in influencing policy at the federal and state levels (Morrow & Greenwald, 2021).

Global perspectives of care and diversity issues for prevention and screening for just about any population are impacted by the varied differences in environment, available resources, and socioeconomic status. Health equity can only be achieved by addressing environmental and social determinants of health and eliminating disparities related to care access. Combating global health issues requires a multidisciplinary approach and involves many complex factors extending beyond the organizational level. Partnerships must be built that exchange knowledge and capabilities to address global health factors that are environmental, social, cultural, infrastructural, technological and political (Rutgers, n.d.).


Kondo, K., Low, A., Everson, T.,  Gordon, C.,  Veazie, S.,  Lozier, C.,  Freeman, M., Motu’apuaka, M.,  Mendelson, A., Friesen, M., Paynter, R., Friesen, M., Anderson, J.,  Boundy, E., Saha, S., Quiñones, A., & Kansagara, D.  (2017). Health disparities in veterans: A map pf evidence. Medical Care 55(p). S9-S15. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000756

McDaniel, J., Albright, D., Yun Lee, H., Patrick, S., McDermott, R., Jenkins, W., Diehr, A., & Jurkowski, A. (2019). Rural–urban disparities in colorectal cancer screening among military service members and veterans. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health 5(1). 40–48. doi: 10.3138/jmvfh.2018-0013

Morrow, L. & Greenwald, B. (2021). How nurse practitioners can advocate for local, state, and federal policy to promote colorectal cancer prevention and screening. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 33(11). 852–856. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000481

Rutgers Global Health Institute (n.d.). What is global health?

NUR 513 Topic 3 DQ 2

What is your personal worldview? Connect your worldview to cultural and spiritual competence. How will your worldview and cultural and spiritual competence affect your role and scope of practice as an advance registered nurse? Consider both the provision of safe, quality care to diverse populations and interprofessional relationships.

In response to your peers, what components of your worldview would be important to integrate into a nursing theory? Think deeply about your views and patient care. This will help prepare you for the Topic 4 assignment. Cite at least one source to support your response.

NUR 513 Topic 4 DQ 1

Compare and contrast two nursing theories. How do they differ based on their intent, scope, and goals? Which one might be more relevant to your future role, and why?

NUR 513 Topic 4 DQ 2

Select two different nursing theories and describe how they relate to patient care. How could you use them for inciting behavioral changes? Discuss the pros and cons of applying each theory and how they could be integrated into your future practice. Are there any particular ethical issues related to the integration of these theories that should be considered?

In response to your peers, cite a study that used one of the nursing theories you discussed. Explain the impact of the nursing theory on your approach to patient care. Cite at least one source to support your response.

NUR 513 Topic 4 Assignment

APA style is used for professional writing in nursing and health care. As a professional, it is important to be able to clearly communicate your research or professional writing in an accurately formatted paper using the most current APA style. The purpose of this assignment is to write a 500-750 word paper focusing on the proper application of APA style.

Refer to the resources in the Class Resources and Student Success Center for assistance with APA. Use the APA Style Guide resource, located in the Student Success Center, to complete this assignment.

Include the following in your paper:

  1. Describe the purpose of applying nursing theory to patient care.
  2. Explain why nursing theory is meaningful to current practice.
  3. Explain how a nursing theory can be applied before planning and providing care in current practice.
  4. Discuss which theory best reflects your personal view of the essence of nursing and how it has been helpful to you for planning and providing care to your patients.

You are required to cite a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

NUR 513 Topic 5 Theory-Based Nursing Practice II DQ 1

During this program, you will complete an evidence-based practice project addressing a problem, issue, or concern in your specialty area of professional practice. Consider an area in your specialty that you believe needs improvement. Which nursing theories could you apply to this problem? Why is this the best theory?

NUR 513 Topic 5 DQ 2

Select one theory discussed during Topics 4 and 5. Describe how this theory applies to your future role in advanced nursing practice (individuals, families, communities, and special populations)? Why or why not? Use examples from your current practice to illustrate differences or similarities.

NUR 513 Topic 5 DQ 2 Nursing Need Theory Sample Solution

The Nursing Need Theory was created by Virginia Henderson to identify the distinct emphasis of nursing practice. The approach emphasizes the significance of enhancing the patient’s independence to speed their recovery in the hospital. Henderson’s approach focuses on basic human wants and how nurses might satisfy them. Arif et al. (2019) describe Virginia Henderson’s Need Theory assumptions, which are: nurses care for sick people until they can care for themselves once more, patients want to be healthy, nurse practitioners are ready to help, and nurses will dedicate themselves to the patient day and night. Henderson also argued that the intellect and body are integral and interconnected.

Using Virginia Henderson’s basic needs theory and related principles in my practice as a Nurse Practitioner would be advantageous as I would want to work in the medical-surgical unit. As an APRN, I can apply breathing techniques to the patient, for example, through deep breathing exercises to patient care and delivering oxygen to patients with trouble breathing.

The concept of proper nutrition is essential for lifestyle disease control, weight management, cardiovascular health, tissue repair, autoimmune disorders, and the patient’s overall health (Black, 2019). For example, my current patient, who had suffered from type II diabetes, was able to go off medication after formulating a diet plan. I will also integrate a healthy food plan into the patient care plan. It is critical to retain patients’ independence via movement and mobility. As a result, I will advise a patient to engage in low-impact exercise and flexibility exercises.

I will use communication and education in the community to educate them on primary preventive measures for avoidable illnesses (Fernandes et al., 2019). As an APRN, I believe spiritual worship is essential to my patient’s mental and emotional well-being. As an APRN, allowing my patients’ cultural and spiritual choices to impact their healthcare decisions needs to be recognized and fostered as vital for the patients and families. This will make me more culturally sensitive. I picked the needs theory since it concentrates on physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs, which aids in forming nursing diagnostic statements relating to the patient’s bodily, psychological, social, and spiritual/moral needs.


Arif, S., Ali, A., & Hussain, N. (2019). Nursing Theories: Foundation of Nursing Profession. i-Manager’s Journal on Nursing, 9(4), 45. Researchgate.Net.

Black, B. (2019). Professional nursing E-book: Concepts & challenges (9th ed.). Saunders.

Fernandes, B. K. C., Clares, J. W. B., Borges, C. L., Nóbrega, M. M. L. da, & Freitas, M. C. de. (2019). Nursing diagnoses for institutionalized elderly people based on Henderson’s theory. Revista Da Escola de Enfermagem Da U S P53(0), e03472.

NUR 513 Topic 5 Assignment – Worldview and Nursing Process Personal Statement

Being able to articulate your personal worldview can help you formulate a personal philosophy of practice and enhance your influence on patients and the industry. In this assignment, you will have an opportunity to reflect on your current and future practice and the ways worldview and nursing theory influence that practice.

Draft a 1,000-1,250 word paper in which you:

  1. Describe your personal worldview, including the religious, spiritual, and cultural elements that you think most influence your personal philosophy of practice and attitude towards patient care.
  2. Choose a specific nursing theory that is most in line with your personal philosophy of practice and approach to patient care and discuss the similarities. Explain how the nursing theory reinforces your approach to care.
  3. Include in your explanation a specific example of a past or current practice and how your worldview and the nursing theory could assist you in resolving this issue.
  4. Finally, explain how your worldview and the nursing theory will assist you in further developing your future practice.

You are required to cite five to 10 sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Worldview and Nursing Process Personal Statement Sample Essay

Nursing theories and worldviews play a significant part in the growth and enhancement of caring qualities, which should be emphasized throughout nursing careers. Every individual being has a worldview—a collection of beliefs that shapes how they perceive crucial situations in life. According to Taves (2020), worldviews are not the same as global religions but serve as the foundation for all religions. They shape our perceptions of life’s physical, emotional, and spiritual components. They comprise our belief structure on the concept of God, people, and reality, as well as what is wrong with the world and where we might find solutions to our problems. In this paper, we will prove that one’s worldview significantly impacts one’s perception of spirituality and health care and the application of my worldview to Watson’s theory of human caring.

Personal Worldview

My worldview is a philosophical, cognitive perspective that guides the universe and my humanity’s relationship to it. My worldview is founded on biblical dogma, scientific ideologies, and metaphysical concepts. Moreover, my worldviews are intricately linked to my principles, feelings, encounters, and postulates (Taves, 2020). My worldview also acknowledges that my patients, believers and nonbelievers, have distinct spiritual needs. Everyone, including myself, is prone to skepticism, especially during a spiritual turmoil caused by a sickness crisis. In my practice, nonbelievers are more prone to seek spiritual explanations to fill the psychological and spiritual voids in their nontheistic or atheistic worldviews.

Theory of Human Caring

According to Alharbi and Baker (2020), Watson’s Theory of Caring is based on the premise that people cannot be managed as objects and that humanity cannot be disconnected from self, others, surroundings, and the world. Watson’s approach spans the whole nursing practice, focusing on the interpersonal interaction between nurse and patient. The idea emphasizes the importance of caring and caring-to-caring humanistic connections and their therapeutic significance for both the patient and the nurse.

Nursing entails accepting Jean Watson’s Caring Science hypothesis. My personal philosophy of practice is uniquely equipped to be the center of healing, according to the theory of human caring, which states that the purpose of a nurse is to place her patients in the greatest position to self-heal (Watson & Woodward, 2020). In line with the notion of caring, I increase my patient’s ability to heal from within by personally partaking in caring via authentic presence and commitment. Moreover, Watson emphasizes the importance of caring for oneself to care for others; self-healing is necessary for rejuvenating our energy reserves and replenishing our spiritual bank.

The nursing theory of care reinforces my approach to care through the ten key principles of love-centered-compassion, which symbolize the core of caring. Watson’s carative variables are nurse-patient relationships and approaches used to enhance the caring experience (Watson & Woodward, 2020). In a study by Alharbi and Baker (2020), carative factors integrated into Watson’s theory are: nurturing the discipline of loving-kindness and composure toward self and others; being genuinely present; facilitating, maintaining, and respecting the faith, hope, and the profound belief system; nurturing one’s spiritual traditions and humanistic self; building and supporting a helping-trusting, caring partnership; and finally being available and supportive to the patients.

Example Of A Past Experience Concerning My Worldview

The Nursing Process and Worldview Personal Statement experience occurred as a first-year university student. I came across a patient who had stage 2 colon cancer and significant liver cirrhosis. I tried to explain that his illness was still in its early stages and that he needed treatment as well as a reduction in alcohol use. I reassured him that he could still lead a regular life despite undergoing cancer treatment. He kept referring to God and asking why God was doing this to him despite his efforts and donations to humanitarian organizations. He went on to say that he had adopted two orphans and fostered a total of six children and that with all of his good works,

God should not be punishing him with chronic illness. Because he refused treatment, I asked him if he wanted a visit from a priest, his dogs, and his children, and he accepted. He decided to undergo chemotherapy after the clergyman and his children persuaded him not to give up hope. Three years later, I ran into him, who was still alive and well. He now tells me that if I had not attended to his spiritual, religious, and cultural needs on that initial visit, he would have died.

In the book Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, Watson and Woodward (2020) explain the theoretical application of patient contentment as one of the known objective indicators of medical system performance and effectiveness and my nursing activities. Satisfaction is linked to patient safety because it impacts future healthcare usage as well as the amount of adherence or compliance with recommended treatments, regimens, and recommendations (Watson & Woodward, 2020).

My  Worldview concerning Watson’s Theory Of Human Care

Watson’s theory, in conjunction with my worldview in nursing practice, will assist me in developing my future practices by responding to and becoming attentive to each of my patient experiences – spiritual, cultural, and religious (Wei & Watson, 2019). Through caring science, I will convey compassionate and loving recognition that I can be an outstanding nurse and a genuine accomplice in my patients’ health. I also need to genuinely check my patient’s desires, fears, and feelings and circuit these feelings into their supportive nursing care plans.


Alharbi, N., & Baker, G. (2020). Jean Watson’s middle range theory of human caring: a critique. International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Scientific Research3(1), 1–14.

Taves, A. (2020). From religious studies to worldview studies. Religion50(1), 137–147.

Watson, J., & Woodward, T. (2020). Jean Watson’s theory of human caring. SAGE Publications Limited. Academia.Edu.

Wei, H., & Watson, J. (2019). Healthcare interprofessional team members’ perspectives on human caring: A directed content analysis study. International Journal of Nursing Sciences6(1), 17–23.

NUR 513 Topic 6 DQ 1

Review the evidence-based practice project ideas you described in Topic 5 DQ 1. Based on your initial ideas, what types of scholarly nursing research (such as quantitative or qualitative research, peer-reviewed resources, etc.) would be required to further investigate the issue? Select an article related to your topic. Identify the criteria you would use based on the CRAAP test to evaluate the appropriateness of the research. Why is it important to select research that meets these criteria? Evaluate the “CRAAP Test” article from the New Jersey Institute of Technology Library, located in the topic Resources. Explain the five criteria as they relate to your selected article.

NUR 513 Topic 6 DQ 2

Imagine the following scenario: You are taking the evidence-based practice course and one of your classmates shares an EBP project draft with you. You notice that some of the research has not been cited correctly or even at all. When you approach your classmate, the response is that “no one will notice, and it is not a big deal anyway.” What are your next steps in speaking with your classmate? Consider how this could reflect on the credibility and integrity of the individuals involved, the university, and the profession.

NUR 513 Topic 7 Evidence-Based Practice Initiatives DQ 1

Describe the steps of the evidence-based research process and the importance of using them. In the initial stages of an EBP project, where do nurses in your specialty go to locate sources of information that help them to determine whether or not a practice problem is appropriate for an evidence-based practice change proposal. Include two specific sources on information in your discussion.

NUR 513 Topic 7 DQ 2

What are some of the major ethical issues in conducting research that impacts the advanced registered nurse? Discuss the role of the advanced registered nurse in advocating for patient safety and rights in conducting research.

Study ethics entails standards for the research process, subject dignity safeguarding, and disseminating research findings. This is also true in research, where nurses should contend with three societal values: community, healthcare, and science, which collide with the beliefs of people and societies, resulting in challenges in nursing research. The following are the primary ethical concerns when performing research: Informed consent, Beneficence, respect for confidentiality, and respect for privacy.

Informed consent is a fundamental ethical concern in research. According to Gundugurti et al. (2022),  it suggests that a person gives his consent deliberately, willingly, cognitively, and in a plain and transparent approach. Informed consent protects a patient’s right to autonomy. Gundugurti et al. (2022) define autonomy as the capacity to operate individually in accordance with a personalized plan. Informed consent seeks to accept the rights of independent individuals via self-determination. It also seeks to protect individual autonomy and honesty and avoid attacks on the patient’s dignity. The ethical concept of beneficence relates to being of benefit and not causing damage.

Fleming and Zegwaard (2018) assert that the beneficent principle involves the professional obligation to do effective and meaningful research to serve and enhance the welfare of participants effectively. According to Gundugurti et al. (2022), beneficence refers to the advantages of the research, whereas non-maleficence refers to the risks associated with participation in the research.  Non-maleficence requires a high level of sensitivity from the researcher about what constitutes damage. Gundugurti et al. (2022) state that harm to the participant can be physiological, emotional, social, and economic in character.

The APRN should advocate for the study participants while working with persons engaged in research (Heck et al., 2022). This necessitates some understanding of participant rights and the safeguards in place for human beings in clinical research. The nurse advocates for the study participants by ensuring that they comprehend the experiment and what they are being required to do, that they obtain the knowledge they need to make knowledgeable decisions before and during the study, and that they are aware of their right to withdraw without penalty.


Fleming, J., & Zegwaard, K. E. (2018). Methodologies, methods and ethical considerations for conducting research in work-integrated learning. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning19(3), 205–213.

Gundugurti, P. R., Bhattacharyya, R., Kondepi, S., Chakraborty, K., & Mukherjee, A. (2022). Ethics and law. Indian Journal of Psychiatry64(Suppl 1), S7–S15.

Heck, L. O., Carrara, B. S., Mendes, I. A. C., & Arena Ventura, C. A. (2022). Nursing and advocacy in health: An integrative review. Nursing Ethics, 9697330211062980.

NUR 513 Topic 8 Role Development For Advanced Registered Nurses DQ 1

Identify three professional nursing organizations that interest you. Provide a brief summary of their purpose, requirements, and any differences in focus, population, scope, or intent. How do these organizations align to your goals and worldview?

NUR 513 Topic 8 DQ 2

Research health care legislation that is being considered in your state. What impact might this legislation have on your future practice? What impact does it have on the collective practice of nurses in your state? How do you envision yourself potentially becoming involved in political advocacy for the profession in your future practice?

NUR 513 Topic 8 Benchmark – Future Scope, Role, and Professional Obligations Paper

Advanced registered nursing graduates are entering the profession at dynamic time when roles and scope of practice are shifting based on developments in legislation and policy in response to the evolving needs of the health care system. Professional nursing organizations play an important role in making sure the perspectives of advanced registered nurses are heard, and in supporting nurse specialties in their efforts to expand their scope of practice and their full participation throughout the health care system.

For this assignment, you will conduct research on the current scope of practice for your specialty and efforts that are being made to expand that scope and the role of the advanced registered nurse in positively influencing the health care system. Write a 1,250-1,500 word paper that includes the following:

  1. A discussion of the scope of your future role as an advanced registered nurse, including any regulatory, certification, or accreditation agencies that define that scope.
  2. A discussion of three professional nursing organizations that you think are most influential in advancing the scope and influence of advanced nursing. Of these organizations, evaluate the one that you would most like to join. How do its goals and mission fit in with your worldview and philosophy of care? How might membership in this organization improve your practice?
  3. A discussion of a controversial or evolving issue that is most likely to affect your scope of practice or role in the next few years. How do you think this issue could influence the profession and other stakeholders and why does it matter to the advanced registered nurse?

You are required to cite five to 10 sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:


MSN-Nursing Education; MSN-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Adult-Gerontology; MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner; MSN-Health Informatics; MSN-Health Care Quality and Patient Safety; MSN-Leadership in Health Care Systems; MSN-Public Health Nursing

5.3 Evaluate professional organizations and activities that improve one’s practice and influence advanced nursing practice.

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