Advanced Practice Nursing Theories, Roles, Issues, Ethics, and Interprofessional Collaboration
Professional theories, roles, issues, ethics, and the use of interprofessional collaboration for advanced-practice nurses.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
Course Outcomes: 

Personal Ethics

Develops a base for personal ethics in practice as related to client issues and the professional code.

Ethical Dilemnas

Evaluate and assess ethical dilemnas with the:

a. Utililzation iof appropriate ethical models

b. Appication of ethical principles

c. Incorporation of moral norms

Ethical Decision Making

Evaluate ethical decision making from both a personal and organizational perspective and develop an understanding of how these two perspectives may create conflicts of interest.

Advance Practice Nursing Roles

Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of advance practice roles.

Advocates For Patients, Families, and Caregives

Advocates for patients, families, and caregivers.


Assumes accountability in personal and professional actions.

Documents While Maintaining Patient Confidentiality and Privacy

Accurately documents on the clinical record while maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy.

Nurse Practitioner Role

Utilizes scientific foundations and theoretical frameworks in the acquisition of the nurse practitioner role.

Respects Patient Diversity

Respects patient diversity and delivers culturally-relevant clinical prevention, interventions, and strategies.

Personal Advanced Practice Role

Interprets own professional strengths, role, and scope of ability to peers, clients, and colleagues. Defines own advance practice role.

Human Values, Diversity and Spirituality, and Leading with Faith and Integrity

Reflects an understanding of human values, diversity, and spirituality while leading with faith and integrity.

Relevant Issues

Demonstrate an understanding of issues such as, but not limited to, restrictions on NP practice, Medicare and NPs, uncompensated care, handling difficult patients, cultural competency, global health, advocacy, and how they influence advance-practice nursing care.

Interprofessional Collaboration

Demonstrates an understanding of collaboration between NPs and other health care professional.

Quality Patient Care

Articulate how appropriate advanced practice theories promote high quality patient care.