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Keywords

advanced practice nurse, intervention research, transplant

 

Authors

  1. COOKE, LIZ MN, RN, AOCN, ANP
  2. GEMMILL, ROBIN MSN, RN, CNS, CWOCN
  3. GRANT, MARCIA DNS, RN, FAAN

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to describe evidenced-based interventions as implemented by advanced practice nurses (APNs) conducting intervention research with a vulnerable population of blood and marrow transplant patients. In addition, each of the 6 core competencies of the APN role identified by Hamric are outlined and applied using a patient case study. These competencies are the following: direct clinical practice, expert coaching and advice, consultation, research skills, clinical and professional leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision making. This article chronicles a typical patient's journey through a post-hospital discharge nursing research study involving APNs as "intervention nurses" and discusses the various aspects of the APN core competencies throughout the process.