Assessment Description

Advanced registered nurses work in highly collaborative environments and must collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in order to provide excellent patient care. Besides knowing the role and scope of one’s own practice, it is essential to understand the role and scope of other nurse specialties to ensure effective collaboration among nurses, the organization, and other professionals with whom advanced registered nurses regularly interact.

Use the “Nursing Roles Graphic Organizer Template” to differentiate how advanced registered nurse roles relate to and collaborate with different areas of nursing practice. Compare your future role with one of the following: nurse educator; nurse leader; family nurse practitioner; acute care nurse practitioner; graduate nurse with an emphasis/specialty in public health, health care administration, business, or informatics; clinical nurse specialist; doctor of nursing practice. Indicate in the appropriate columns on the template which roles you are comparing.

Make sure to compare the following areas of practice in your graphic organizer:




Public Health

Health Care Administration



Specialty (e.g., Family, Acute Care)

Include any regulatory bodies or certification agencies that provide guidance or parameters on how these roles incorporate concepts into practice.

You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content. Ensure that the country in the source is relevant to your paper. Sources cited should be generalizable to the population being studied or discussed.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be 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.

Nursing Roles Graphic Organizer Template

 Nursing Healthcare AdministratorFamily Nurse Practitioner Observations (Similarities/Differences)
EthicsFollows ethical guidelines set by ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and healthcare organizations. Ensures ethical conduct in healthcare administration.Follows ethical guidelines set by ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses in clinical practice. Ensures ethical conduct in patient care.Both roles require a strong understanding of ethical principles and decision-making.
EducationDevelops and implements education programs for healthcare professionals and patients on healthcare administration policies and practices.Provides patient education on preventive care, management of chronic conditions, and promotes health and wellness. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to develop and implement education programs (Registered Nursing Organization, 2022).Both roles involve teaching and education, but differ in the audience and focus.
LeadershipProvides leadership and strategic planning for healthcare organizations. Collaborates with other healthcare leaders to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.Provides leadership in the delivery of patient care. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes.Both roles require strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.
Public HealthAnalyzes public health trends and develops policies and programs to promote public health. Collaborates with public health agencies and community organizations to improve public health outcomes.Provides primary care and preventive services to individuals and families. Collaborates with public health agencies and community organizations to promote health and prevent disease.Both roles play an important role in promoting public health, but differ in the level of intervention and focus.
Health Care AdministrationManages healthcare organizations and ensures compliance with regulatory standards. Develops policies and procedures to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.         Provides primary care and manages chronic conditions in collaboration with healthcare professionals.Both roles require an understanding of healthcare systems and the ability to manage resources effectively
InformaticsUses healthcare information technology to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes. Develops and implements healthcare information systems.    Uses healthcare information technology to manage patient data and improve patient outcomes. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to develop and implement healthcare information systems.Both roles require proficiency in health informatics, although healthcare administrators may have a more strategic and policy-oriented approach.
Business/FinanceManages healthcare finances and resources. Develops and implements financial strategies to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.    Manages patient billing and insurance claims. Collaborates with healthcare organizations to develop and implement financial strategies to improve patient outcomes.While the Nursing Healthcare Administrator develops business strategies to ensure efficient healthcare delivery, the Family Nurse Practitioner manages the financial aspects of patient care, including billing, insurance, and budgeting, in addition to delivering care.
Specialty (e.g., Family, Acute Care)Focus on the administration and management of healthcare organizations.Provides direct patient care in primary care or specialty settings.Both roles require knowledge and skills in nursing specialties and the ability to apply specialized knowledge to patient care or teaching.
Regulatory Bodies or Certification Agencies That Provide Guidance or Parameters on How These Roles Incorporate Concepts Into PracticeFollow guidelines set forth by regulatory bodies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission (TJC) to ensure compliance with healthcare regulations (Joint Commission, 2021).American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)The Nursing Healthcare Administrator and the Family Nurse Practitioner both adhere to guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies such as ANCC and NCSBN, but the specific guidelines may differ based on their respective roles and responsibilities.


National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2021). Nurse Practice Act, Rules & Regulations.

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Joint Commission (2021). About Us. Retrieved from

Registered Nursing Organization. (2022). Becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) ||

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