(No Running head needed per 7th edition for student papers)
All pages must have a page number as on the template.
Title of Paper
: Nurse Practitioner Track
Foundational Concepts and Advanced Practice Roles
Date (e.g. July 1, 2022)
Do not change font size. Font size stays the same throughout the APA paper
Double space only throughout the entire APA paper, including references
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Title of Paper
(Centered and Bolded – should be the same as title on page 1 – title page)
Provide an introduction to your topic and a purpose statement. Generally, an introduction paragraph is short; around 1-2 paragraphs. Do not label the para using “Introduction” as the heading; the paper title at the top of the first page acts as a Level 1 heading. Your introduction should provide a BRIEF overview of what you will cover in this paper, which is a general statement on advanced practice roles, a general statement on the role transition from RN to APN, a general statement about your rationale for choosing the CNP role, and a general statement about your plans for clinical practice and role transition. The introduction paragraph is meant to capture the reader’s attention by introducing the topic but not provide a lot of detail about the topic. Include a purpose statement, which describes the purpose of the paper and summarizes the topics that will be discussed and the goal of the paper. It tells the reader what to expect in the paper and what the focus will be. Your purpose statement should be 1 sentence.
Four APN Roles
(Level 1 Heading: Centered, Bold, Title Case Heading)
Discuss in detail the four APN roles (CNP, CNS, CRNA & CNM). Use at least one scholarly source and include an intext citation for that source. Paraphrase the content you are using from your resource and cite correctly. Include a description, the education preparedness and work environment of each role.
CNP (Level 2 heading: Flush left, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading, no other punctuation)
Start paragraph under heading and indented. Description, educational preparedness, and work environment
CNS (Level 2 heading: Flush left, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading)
CRNA (Level 2 heading: Flush left, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading)
CNM (Level 2 heading: Flush left, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading)
Rationale for Choosing CNP Role (Level 1 Heading)
Discuss in detail your rationale for choosing the CNP advanced practice role versus one of the other roles.
Plans for Clinical Practice (Level 1 Heading)
Discuss in detail your plans for clinical practice after graduation. Explain how your understanding of NP practice has changed after researching the four ANP roles.
Role Transition (Level 1 Heading)
Discuss your transition from the RN role to the NP role. Describe two factors that may impact your transition. Discuss two strategies you will use to support a successful transition from the RN to NP role. Provide reference support from at least one scholarly source. The textbook is not a scholarly source.
Conclusion (Level 1 Heading)
Provide a conclusion, including a brief summary of what you discussed in the paper. Do not introduce new information into your conclusion paper. A good rule of thumb is to have a sentence for each main idea/criteria you discussed in the paper.
Please make sure you to review the 7th edition APA book to cite your references here. Please note: you do not list a reference unless you cited the reference in your paper.
References are double spaced. References have a hanging indent and are in alphabetical order.