Department of Nursing, University of Turku, 20500 Turku, Finland
Received: 01 May, 2023, Manuscript No. jnhs-23-104389; Editor Assigned: 02 May, 2023, Pre QC No. P-104389; Reviewed: 17 May, 2023, QC No. Q-104389; Revised: 23 May, 2023, Manuscript No. R-104389; Published: 31 May, 2023, DOI: 10.4172/JNHS.2023.9.3.80
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This systematic review aims to explore the impact of advanced nursing practices on patient outcomes. Advanced nursing practices have evolved over the years, with advanced practice nurses (APNs) assuming expanded roles and responsibilities. However, there is a need to critically examine the effects of these practices on patient outcomes to inform evidence-based nursing care. A comprehensive literature search was conducted, and relevant studies were identified and analyzed. The review focuses on various domains of patient outcomes, including clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, healthcare utilization, and cost-effectiveness. The findings suggest that advanced nursing practices have a positive impact on patient outcomes, with evidence supporting improved clinical outcomes, enhanced patient satisfaction, reduced healthcare utilization, and cost savings. The review also highlights the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and the need for ongoing education and training to support advanced nursing practices. Further research is warranted to explore specific contexts and populations to better understand the nuances of advanced nursing practices and their effects on patient outcomes [1-3].
Advanced nursing practices have gained prominence in healthcare systems worldwide, with Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) assuming expanded roles and responsibilities. These practices encompass a wide range of nursing activities, including direct patient care, clinical decision-making, health promotion, disease prevention, and coordination of care. While the adoption of advanced nursing practices has grown rapidly, there is a need to examine their impact on patient outcomes to ensure the provision of high-quality, evidence-based nursing care. Advanced nursing practices, carried out by Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), have emerged as a vital component of modern healthcare systems. These practices encompass an expanded scope of nursing responsibilities and interventions aimed at improving patient outcomes. With an emphasis on evidence-based care and patientcentered approaches, advanced nursing practices have the potential to positively influence various aspects of patient outcomes.
The impact of advanced nursing practices on patient outcomes has garnered significant attention from researchers, healthcare professionals, and policymakers alike. Patient outcomes encompass a wide range of factors, including clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, healthcare utilization, and cost-effectiveness. Understanding the effects of advanced nursing practices on these outcomes is essential for guiding nursing practice, optimizing patient care, and enhancing the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery.
The systematic review findings suggest that advanced nursing practices have a positive impact on patient outcomes. Improved clinical outcomes were observed, including reduced mortality rates, decreased complications, and better disease management. Patient satisfaction was consistently higher when care was provided by APNs, who demonstrated effective communication, empathy, and patient-centeredness. Furthermore, advanced nursing practices were associated with reduced healthcare utilization, including decreased hospital readmissions and emergency department visits. Cost-effectiveness was also observed, with advanced nursing practices demonstrating potential cost savings for healthcare systems [4,5].
By integrating advanced nursing roles and interventions into healthcare settings, the goal is to achieve improved health outcomes, enhanced patient experiences, and cost-effective care. Advanced practice nurses bring specialized knowledge, advanced clinical skills, and the ability to make complex care decisions, thus serving as valuable members of the healthcare team. They work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive, evidence-based care tailored to meet the unique needs of individual patients.
This systematic review provides evidence of the positive impact of advanced nursing practices on patient outcomes. The findings support the continued integration and expansion of advanced nursing roles within healthcare systems. However, further research is needed to explore the specific contexts and populations where advanced nursing practices are most effective. Additionally, ongoing education and training programs should be implemented to support the development and maintenance of advanced nursing competencies. Interdisciplinary collaboration is crucial for optimizing patient outcomes and enhancing the overall quality of healthcare delivery.