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Considering your role specialization (nurse educator, nurse informatics, nurse administrator, and family or adult-gerontology NP), rank the top three current trends or issues that you believe to be most important with regard to credentialing. You will want to identify two strategies that address how these issues will strengthen advanced nursing practice. Synthesize knowledge from values theory, ethics and legal regulatory statutes, and develop your personal philosophy for a career as an advanced practice nurse.
Nurses in advanced practice roles need to be familiar with current health policy and strategies to contribute to policy development. Describe a policy issue for your selected role specialization. Synthesize knowledge for values theory, ethics, and legal regulatory statutes, and develop a personal philosophy that will map out a policy strategy that uses a high degree of political competence to address the policy issue as an advanced practice nurse.