How to Succeed as an Advanced Practitioner in a Multifaceted Role
Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN®, FAAN
J Adv Pract Oncol 2022;13(2):105-106 |
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Nearly 20 years ago, I was one of the first in an advanced practitioner (AP) role in the outpatient area of a major academic institution. There was one other AP at the time I was hired, so I asked to shadow her for a day. I could see that she was a highly respected expert in her clinical area, and I was excited to take knowledge back to my clinic. I was so impressed by how proficient she was! Not only did she read MRIs but also accurately took tumor measurements, prescribed medications, and formulated complex treatment plans. She wrote clear and concise visit notes and consulted with other physicians who listened to what she had to say. She was able to effortlessly navigate complex clinical situations that APs face on a regular basis. I wanted to be just like her.
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