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A Descriptive Study of Military Nurse Practitioners' Practice Settings and Clinical Practice Activities

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Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States

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The purpose of this study is to describe the practice settings of military nurse practitioners NP and their clinical practice activities. The patterns of behavior of the NP can be seen merging withdiverging from traditional nursing as well as medical activities. To elicit practice setting and clinical activities information from military NPs a questionnaire was used. It consisted of two parts demographic information and practice activities. The questionnaires were mailed to active duty Air Force, Army and Navy NPs whos names and duty locations were obtained from the respective services. A description of the data is presented. Describing the military NPs practice setting may help to identify the context within which the military NP role participates. Describing the clinical practice activities may likewise provide an understanding of the behavioral characteristics needed to define the role further.

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