Advanced registered nursing graduates are entering the profession at dynamic time when
roles and scope of practice are shifting based on developments in legislation and policy in
response to the evolving needs of the health care system. Professional nursing
organizations play an important role in making sure the perspectives of advanced
registered nurses are heard, and in supporting nurse specialties in their efforts to expand
their scope of practice and their full participation throughout the health care system.
For this assignment, you will conduct research on the current scope of practice for your
specialty and efforts that are being made to expand that scope and the role of the
advanced registered nurse in positively influencing the health care system. Write a 1,250-
1,500 word paper that includes the following:
1. A discussion of the scope of your future role as an advanced registered nurse,
including any regulatory, certification, or accreditation agencies that define that
2. A discussion of three professional nursing organizations that you think are most
influential in advancing the scope and influence of advanced nursing. Of these
organizations, evaluate the one that you would most like to join. How do its goals
and mission fit in with your worldview and philosophy of care? How might
membership in this organization improve your practice?
3. A discussion of a controversial or evolving issue that is most likely to affect your
scope of practice or role in the next few years. How do you think this issue could
influence the profession and other stakeholders and why does it matter to the
advanced registered nurse?
You are required to cite five to 10 sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be
published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing
Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and
formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed
checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located
in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment
to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite
technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
MSN-Nursing Education; MSN-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Adult-Gerontology; MSN-Family
Nurse Practitioner; MSN-Health Informatics; MSN-Health Care Quality and Patient Safety; MSN-
Leadership in Health Care Systems; MSN-Public Health Nursing
5.3 Evaluate professional organizations and activities that improve one’s practice and influence
advanced nursing practice.
MSN-APA Writing Checklist-Student.docx