Comparative Analysis of the Roles of the Academic Nurse Educator and the Nursing Professional Development Practitioner

Course title:NURS 6370: Foundational Skills for Nurse Educators in Academic and Healthcare Environments

 

For this Module 1 Assignment, you will compare the roles of the Academic Nurse Educator and the NPD Practitioner. An examination of the scope and standards and professional organizations associated with each specialty will be included in your analysis. Finally, you will consider how the standardization of titles and roles for the Academic Nurse Educator and NPD Practitioner elevates nursing as a profession.

This Module Assignment will span over the first 2 weeks of the course. For this week, you will begin working through Parts 1 and 2 of this Module Assignment. Please take the time to begin reviewing your Resources in preparation for your Week 2 final submission. Plan your time accordingly.

To prepare:

  • Review the American Nurses Association (ANA) resource and consider the criteria for ANA recognition of a nursing specialty.
  • Review the Resources related to role delineation of the Academic Nurse Educator and the Nursing Professional Development Practitioner.
  • Also, review the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) and the National League for Nursing (NLN) websites found in the Learning Resources for this week and consider these specialty organizations and the opportunities they provide.
  • Consider the scope of practice of the Academic Nurse Educator and the NPD Practitioner.
  • Reflect on the purpose of the scope and standards of a specialty nursing practice and how alignment with these foundational documents can elevate the specialty and the profession of nursing.

Assignment (3–6 pages not including title and reference pages):

Complete a comparative analysis of the Academic Nurse Educator and the Nursing Professional Development Practitioner roles. Your analysis will consist of three parts as follows:

Part 1: The Role of the Academic Nurse Educator (1-2 pages)

  • Define the role of the Academic Nurse Educator as well as the Academic Clinical Nurse Educator.
  • Describe the scope and standards that delineate the specialty.
  • Identify the specialty organization for Academic Nurse Educators and provide a description of the opportunities they provide.

Part 2: The Role of the Nursing Professional Development Practitioner (1-2 pages)

  • Define the role of the Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Practitioner.
  • Describe the scope and standards that delineate the specialty.
  • Identify the specialty organization for nursing professional development and provide a description of the opportunities they provide.

Part 3: Comparison of the Specialties (1-2 pages)

  • Explain the similarities and differences between the Academic Nurse Educator and the NPD Practitioner roles.
  • Describe two advantages and two challenges for both the Academic Nurse Educator and the NPD Practitioner.
  • Reflect on and explain the purpose of the scope and standards of a specialty nursing practice and how alignment with these foundational documents can elevate the specialty and the profession of nursing. Provide at least one example.

Use your Resources to support your explanations. Use proper APA formatting and references.

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