Core Competencies Fnp vs Cna
and a Non-Clinical Nurse Administrator
Dr. Donna Falsetti
Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse – NSG5000
October 7, 2012
Although both the non-clinical nursing administrator and the clinical nurse practitioner are both advanced positions in the field of nursing, they are not the same position that requires the same core competencies across the board. Nursing is a challenging field of study that allows for similarities and differences across the various positions that a person has the potential to hold. Some more obvious differences with regard to nursing roles are the levels of education needed to even apply for such jobs.
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One core competency that is important to both practices in the leadership. Both of these positions, nursing administrator and nurse practitioners, are positions that require leadership of others. Complex and advanced leadership roles that initiate and guide changes that are implementing in various settings is a very important core competency to acquire prior to fulfilling one of these positions (NONPF, 2012). Critical and reflective thinking that are required by a person in a leadership position are necessary to the core competency of these individuals (NONPF, 2012). Also, included in overlapping core competencies is the professionalism that is involved with both positions. There needs to be personal as well as professional accountability when leading one or more staff members (American Organization of Nurse Executives, 2005).