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Reprinted with permission from Elsevier

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING 8/E ISBN: 978-0-323-08001-9



After reading this chapter, the student should be able to do the following:

1. Briefly discuss the historical development of the roles of the advanced public health nurse and the nurse practitioner

2. Describe the educational requirements for population-focused advanced practice nurses

3. Discuss credentialing mechanisms in nursing as they relate to the role of the advanced practice nurse

4. Compare and contrast the various role functions of population-focused advanced practice nurses

5. Identify potential arenas of practice

6. Explore current issues and concerns related to practice

7. Identify five stressors that may affect nurses in expanded roles

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