ERIC Number: ED435321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
The report describes the work of an American Association of Colleges of Nursing task force charged with defining the central elements of master's education for advanced practice nursing. The task force formed a consensus for two separate but related components: a statement of the essential core curriculum content for master's-educated nurses and a statement of the essential core content for all advanced-practice nurses in direct care roles. The two elements are presented here. Introductory sections discuss the societal role of master's education and the diversity and range of master's education in nursing. Subsequent sections offer a basic curriculum model for master's nursing education and outline graduate core curriculum content and an advanced-practice nursing core curriculum. The role of clinical experiences in these models is addressed in a separate section. Appended materials include a table of domains and competencies of nurse practitioner practice and background information concerning the work of the task force. (Contains 43 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document on nursing practice, see HE 032 539.