A Day in the Life: Advanced Practice Nurses Providing Care to Patients with Musculoskeletal Conditions: Preparation, Role, and Impact.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Nurse practitioners (NPs) play an increasingly greater role in the delivery of orthopedic patient care. NPs practice in a wide variety of orthopedic settings having a significant positive impact on orthopedic care delivery. Few formal educational outlets exist for training NPs for orthopedic care. Many new orthopedic NPs rely on continuing education and an apprenticeship model of learning "on the job" with their surgeon counterparts. This article describes the preparation, role, and impact that today's NPs have on orthopedic care delivery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zychowicz, ME

Published Date

  • June 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 163 - 174

PubMed ID

  • 32389251

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1357

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6465

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cnur.2020.02.001


  • eng