The ARNP is employed to provide direct patient care in collaboration with specific physicians to a selected group of patients. The ARNP is an advanced practice nurse, clinically expert in patient care, who can provide a high standard of care to all patients, following an established protocol with a physician(s). This includes but is not limited to medical diagnosis, treatment, prescription, teaching and mentor in new member of the health care team. The ARNP will perform a patient assessment to include medical history and physical exam and in collaboration with the physician develop an appropriate plan of care in the direct management of patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The ARNP works directly with staff, administration, patients and families to ensure quality care across the continuum as an expert in selected practice areas. The ARNP integrates current knowledge of professional issues, trends in healthcare and technological advances into scope of practice. Additionally, the ARNP participates in the collection of research data, quality improvement, discharge planning and coordination of patient care within the acute care areas.
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Master of Science Degree in Nursing; Florida Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license; American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification in specialty area; minimum 5 years experience as an acute care, emergency room, pediatrics, or intensive care unit RN. BLS or higher certification required as recommended by the department.