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Hamric’s model of advanced practice nursing was created in 1996 and is composed of seven core components (Hamric, 2014). The three elements of Hamric’s definition of advanced nursing practice that I think are most important are; collaboration, evidence-based practice and leadership.

   Initially, collaboration is important in nursing practice because in our field we have to collaborate with each other every day to give the patient the best care possible. Communicating with the attending doctors, nursing assistants and other staff members can ensure for a more positive outcome for patients. If we don’t work together as a team and collaborate with each other the patients are not going to receive the treatment they need in a timely fashion.

   Secondly, evidence-based practice is also a key element for advanced practice nursing. The three main components of EBP, research, clinical expertise and patient preferences can help improve outcomes (Understanding Evidence-Based Practice, 2016). By following this, proven research allows for a quicker and more affective diagnosis and treatment of patients.

   Lastly, leadership as other elements of Hamric’s models of advanced practice nursing is a crucial piece for advanced nursing. A good leader is focused on what is best for patients, staff and their organization. Doing so will ensure better outcomes and satisfaction in the work place for both patients and staff.


Hamric, A.,Hanson, C., Tracy, M., & O’Grady, E. (2014). Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach. (5thed.). St. Louis: Sanders

Understanding Evidence-Based Practice. (2016). Retrieved May 20, 2017, from

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