Development of an APRN Informational Website for State Legislators in Ohio
Creators:Harding, Keeley A.
Advisor:Graham, Margaret Clark
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Document Projects
The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation proposes goals to expand patient access to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and promote a consistent scope of practice across the United States and its jurisdictions (APRN Joint Dialogue Group, 2008). In order to achieve this goal in Ohio, state legislators will need to pass bills removing barriers to APRN scope of practice. Enacting these laws will allow Ohio APRNs to practice comparable to other states where APRNs have full practice authority. The website, developed for this DNP project, OhioAPRN.com, is one way to help accomplish this goal. The purpose of this project was to develop a content-validated website that contains role and scope of practice information about the four types of APRNs that are legally recognized in Ohio: (a) certified nurse practitioner (CNP), (b) certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), (c) certified nurse-midwife (CNM), and (d) clinical nurse specialist (CNS). The project design included an online survey that was administered through Qualtrics© software (Version 62101) of the Qualtrics Research Suite (2015). A health policy expert panel comprised of seven nurses was recruited via e-mail and asked to review the website and then complete a survey about the website. The experts established the accuracy and appropriateness of the website. There was general agreement among the health policy expert panel that the content within the website was valid. The expert panel agreed that the website contained the essential information that a state legislator needs to know about APRNs. An item-content validity index (I-CVI) and scale-content validity index (S-CVI) were calculated. Each item had an I-CVI of 1.00 and the S-CVI/Ave was 1.00, demonstrating 100% agreement on content validity ratings among the 7 experts. The written responses by the expert panel were analyzed and revisions to the website were made based on suggested changes. The website, OhioAPRN.com, is valuable as an informational website for Ohio state legislators.
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