Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing

Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • 3rd Ed.
  • 2013
  • © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
  • Ruth M. Kleinpell PhD, RN-CS, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM
  • ISBN-10: 0-8261-1047-9 / ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-1047-3
  • Nursing


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Measuring the results of APN care has become increasingly important as a way to demonstrate the significant impact of APN nurses on practice outcomes. The third edition of this award-winning volume has been updated to provide the most current knowledge, perspectives, and research on assessing outcomes of APN care. It addresses not only the health outcomes of APN practice but the economic impact of APN care as well.

Chapters discuss outcome measurement in all areas of advance practice nursing, including identifying outcomes in specialty areas and in community and ambulatory settings. The text provides detailed descriptions of how to conduct outcomes assessments, how to locate the most current instruments and measures for APN assessment, and perspectives on international initiatives in APN assessment. Examples of outcomes studies at the DNP level are culled from the most current published projects. Written by expert practitioners, educators, and researchers in APN outcomes assessment, this book will provide the essential information to help all APNs regardless of specialty area or practice setting to increase their skill level in designing outcomes focused clinical research, selecting instruments, and analyzing outcomes data as critical components of their professional practice role.

The third edition is completely updated and expanded to include:

• A new chapter on assessing outcomes at the DNP level through data gained from the most current research
• An expanded literature review on outcomes measurement research
• Guidelines for selecting assessment instruments
• Perspectives on an international initiative for the development of an APN research data collection toolkit
• New chapter objectives and critical discussion questions
• Updated web links


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"Useful to all APNs, this book would be a valuable part of their professional libraries. Wonderful additions to this update are the chapter objectives and the critical discussion questions. The inclusion of assessing outcomes at the doctor of nursing practice level further enhances the book's value. The inclusion of updated web links makes this an extremely user-friendly resource."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review

"This is an excellent and timely tool for advanced practice nurses. The importance of outcomes research is indisputable."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This book serves as an ideal tool for assisting APNs in gaining an understanding of the process of outcomes assessment....A useful resource for APN students, researchers, educators, and administrators...."

-- Gail L. Ingersoll, EdD, RN, FAAN (Director, Center for Outcomes Measurement and Practice Innovation, Loretta Ford Professor of Nursing, University of Rochester Medical Center) - previous edition



This valuable reference was written for all advanced practice nurses, including clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives. Additionally, APN students, educators, and administrators will benefit from this excellent book. The authors are experts in the field who provide extremely valuable insights.


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