From the Publisher
Designated a Doody's Core Title!"Nothing could be more propitious to herald in the 21st century than this Fourth Edition... It chronicles the depth and breadth of advanced practice nursing historically, clinically, professionally, organizationally, legally and politically....A vital descriptive link in the illustrious, if tortuous, history of advanced practice nursing." --from the Foreword by Loretta C. Ford, RN, EdD, PNP, FAAN, FAANP, Co-Founder with Pediatrician Henry Silver, of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Role (1965) New to this edition are chapters on the nuts and bolts of practice, outcomes research, certified registered nurse anesthetists, acute care nurse practitioners, the Veterans Administration, the nurse workforce, holistic care, and home care. This comprehensive textbook provides a broad and balanced picture of this important part of professional nursing, and is a valuable resource for students in advanced practice nursing programs as well as new advanced practice graduates.