Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Fourth Edition is a core advanced practice text used in both Master's Level and DNP programs. This text is centered around a compilation of existing chapters from a variety of high-level Jones & Bartlett Learning works creating a comprehensive and well-rounded resource for the advanced practice nursing student. Similar to the previous edition, the Fourth Edition is framed around the AACN's Master's Essentials as well as the Essentials for Doctoral Education featuring the most up-to-date content on each set of Essentials. This text is unique in that it aligns the Common APRN Doctoral Level Competencies with the DNP Essentials.
Throughout the Fourth Edition the authors address the rapid changes in the healthcare environment with a special focus on healthcare finance, electronic health records, quality, and safety as well as emerging roles for the advanced practice nurse. Patient care in the context of the advanced nursing role is also discussed.