Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (APN)

Purpose of the Assignment 

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to explore the roles
and competencies of the advanced practice nurse (APN).

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
Examine roles and competencies of advanced practice nurses essential to performing as
leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care. (CO1)
Explore the process of scholarship engagement to improve health and healthcare outcomes in
various settings. (CO4)
Due Date:
Assignment it will automatically be submitted to Turnitin. You may submit the assignment one
additional time before the due date to lower the Turnitin score. If you choose to resubmit, the
second submission will be considered final and subject to grading. Once the due date for the
assignment passes, you may not resubmit to lower a Turnitin score.
Total Points Possible: 150
The Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice paper is worth 150 points and will be graded on the
quality of the content, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure,
and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions
and grading criteria/rubric.
Submit the paper as a Microsoft Word Document, which is the required format at Chamberlain University. You are encouraged to use the APA Academic Writer and Grammarly tools when
creating your assignment.
Follow the directions below and the grading criteria located in the rubric closely. Any questions
about this paper may be posted under the Q & A Forum or emailed to your faculty.
The length of the paper should be 3-6 pages, excluding title page and reference page(s).
Support ideas with a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. Scholarly resources do not include
your textbook. You may need to use more than 2 scholarly resources to fully support your
You may use first person voice when describing your rationale for choosing the NP role and
your plans for clinical practice.
APA (2010) format is required with both a title page and reference page(s). Use the following
as Level 1 headings to denote the sections of your paper (Level 1 headings use upper- and
lower-case letters and are bold and centered):
Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing (This is the paper introduction. In APA format, a
restatement of the paper title, centered and not bold serves as the heading of the introduction
Four APN Roles
Rationale for Choosing CNP Role
Plans for Clinical Practice
Role Transition

Introduction: Provide an overview of what will be covered in the paper. Introduction should
include general statements on advanced practice nursing roles, general statements on the
role transition from RN to APN, and identification of the purpose of the paper.
Four APN Roles: Describe the role, educational preparation, and work environment for the
four APN roles (NP, CNS, CRNA & CNM). Provide support from at least one scholarly source.
Rationale for Choosing NP Role: Describe your rationale for choosing the NP advanced
practice role versus one of the other roles.
Plans for Clinical Practice: Discuss your plans for clinical practice after graduation. Explain
how your understanding of NP practice has changed after researching the four ANP roles.
Role Transition: 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 your NP role. Provide reference support from at least one scholarly
source. The textbook is not a scholarly source.
Conclusion: Provide a conclusion, including a brief summary of what you discussed in the

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