Nursing Homework


First part: List two practice-specific concepts that are specific to your own practice. The concepts should be identified and discussed by referring to relevant literature. Provide your perspective regarding these two concepts particularly in relation to your professional practice (My background in nursing is working in a family practice for last 2 years. I am interested in family nurse practitioner and studying for FNP family nurse practitioner.)
Second part: provide a numbered list of at least five propositions or assumption statements that clearly connect the concepts described above.What are the major concepts do I employ that are unique to my professional practice?
My background in nursing is working in a family practice for last 2 years. I am interested in family nurse practitioner and studying for FNP family nurse practitioner. 


Practice-specific Concepts in Family Nursing


Introduction. 2

List of Propositions. 3

References. 4


Family nursing practice is a broad field that encompasses the primary healthcare given to patients of all ages and diverse cultures in an attempt to optimize welfare and living standards (Lopez, 2015). I have been working in the field of family practice for two years now, and the two pertinent concepts that I have identified are the flexibility of family nursing practitioners (FNPs) and training especially in matters of family planning. Though multidimensional and complex, these two issues are critical in the ongoing efforts to improve the state and quality of family nursing practice.


The role of flexibility cannot be overlooked because the nursing field has been rocked by a series of unprecedented changes from overall restructuring to nurse shortages and high turn-over rates. Owing to this predicament, family nurses have been forced to take up additional roles to fill this gap and cater to the healthcare needs of their patients. Flexibility, in this age, is now viewed as an inherent attribute that nurses ought to possess to keep up with the dynamic healthcare environment (August-Brady, 2000; Way, Jones & Busing, 2000).

On the other hand, despite the adequate funding from the government, there is still a shortage of fertility physicians to operate existing family planning programs. There is need to train additional FNPs on matters of family planning to equip them with skills and relevant knowledge on how to develop new patterns of fertility programs. Training programs should ensure that the FNP produced is capable of developing, planning, analyzing and implementing several aspects of family planning services (Buppert, 2014). Thus, FNPs can take up the responsibilities of family planning to increase efficiency in medical care since physicians are in limited supply (Buppert, 2014).

List of Propositions

  1. Adequate training of FNPs can alleviate the shortage of nurses across the board and promote efficiency.
  2. Flexibility can be directly congruent to FNP training.
  3. Flexibility is a characteristic role in the nursing profession.
  4. Inadequate training can be a huge deterrent in achieving flexibility among FNPs.
  5. Effective family planning is directly correlated with success in FNP practice.

As a family practice nurse, I have been keen on addressing family and patient-centered care concepts and approaches. This has enabled me to promote more healthy relationships with my patients. More importantly, the values and ideals of dignity and respect for all my patients serve as guiding principles in my day-to-day activities.This, in turn, has resulted in better health outcomes, increased patient safety, and overall satisfaction.


August‐Brady, M. (2000, January). Flexibility: a concept analysis. In Nursing forum (Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 5-13). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Buppert, C. (2014). Nurse practitioner’s business practice and legal guide. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Lopez, A. (2015). Family Nurse Practitioner (Doctoral dissertation, California State University, San Marcos).

Way, D., Jones, L., & Busing, N. (2000). Implementation strategies: collaboration in primary care—family doctors & nurse practitioners delivering shared care. Toronto, Canada: Ontario College of Family Physicians.

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