The Value of a Masters-degree-Prepared Nurse

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APA style, Discussion post, Question:

Consider the current healthcare delivery models and practice settings. Reflect on how nursing practice is transforming in response to the current demands of the healthcare system and answer ONE of the following questions:

  1. What differentiates the practice of a master’s-prepared nurse compared to that of a baccalaureate-prepared nurse?
  2. What is the value of a master’s degree in nursing?
  3. What do you consider to be the most essential professional competency for a master’s-prepared nurse practicing in the 21st century?

Refer to AACN Essentials, CCN Nursing Conceptual Framework and other scholarly sources. Use at least one outside scholarly article to support your position. Provide an example to illustrate an application to professional practice.

ARTICLES/WEBSITES:

American Associations of Colleges of Nursing. (2011). The essentials of master’s education in nursing. Retrieved from http://www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/42/Publications… Link (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Chamberlain College of Nursing. (2016). Chamberlain college of nursing masters of science in nursing conceptual framework. Retrieved from https://www.chamberlain.edu/docs/default-source/ac… Link (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Cotterill-Walker, S. M. (2012). Where is the evidence that master’s level nursing education makes a difference to patient care? A literature review. Nurse Education Today, 32(1), 57–64. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2011.02.001

https://www-sciencedirect-com.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S026069171100044X (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

http://www.aone.org/resources/nurse-leader-compete…

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