Expanding the Training of Nurse Practitioners to Include More Procedures: A strategy to solve Post-Affordable Care Act Physician Shortages

Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

This is to be a research paper supporting the expansion of nurse practitioner training to include more procedures that they may perform at bedside and in specialty procedure areas such as interventional radiology. The reason behind this expansion in training is to be able to meet the increased patient population since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act which has led to a physician shortage, especially in the procedural specialty.
The paper must be formatted as so:

“Expanding the Training of Nurse Practitioners to Include More Procedures: A strategy to solve Post-Affordable Care Act Physician Shortages”

Provide a brief, general introduction to the topic and importance to your role (do not use first person anywhere in the paper). Conclude with a thesis statement.

Background and Significance of the Problem

Statement of the Problem and Purpose of the Study

Literature Review

Research Questions, Hypothesis, and Variables

Theoretical Framework

Overview and Guiding Propositions

Application of Theory to Study Focus

Methodology
• Sample/Setting: Number and criteria for inclusion and description of place in which data will be collected.
• Sampling Strategy
• Research Design: Type (e.g., Quasi-Experimental), description, and rationale for selection.
• Extraneous Variables (and plan for how controlled).
• Instruments: Description, validity, and reliability estimates, which have been performed (on a pre-established measure). Include plans for testing validity and reliability of generating your own instrument(s).
• Description of the Intervention
• Data Collection Procedures
• Data Analysis Plans
o Describe plan for data analysis for demographic variables (descriptive statistical tests).
o Describe plan for data analysis of study variables (descriptive and inferential statistical tests).
Ethical Issues
• Describe ethical considerations and your plan to protect human rights.
Limitation of Proposed Study
Implications for Practice
References
Appendices

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