Advancing APN Education: Strategies for Overcoming Challenges in Advanced Practice Nursing EducationAuthor(s): Nancy Newman
Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) plays a crucial role in healthcare delivery, providing specialized care, improving patient outcomes, and addressing the growing demand for high-quality healthcare services. However, the education of APNs faces numerous challenges that impede their ability to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the population. This paper aims to explore the challenges faced in APN education and proposes strategies to overcome them.
The challenges in APN education encompass various domains, including regulatory barriers, limited faculty resources, inadequate clinical training opportunities, technological limitations, and the need to align curricula with changing healthcare landscapes. These obstacles often hinder the development of the necessary competencies, knowledge, and skills required for APN roles.