Summer is upon us. This is always a time for rest, relaxation and re-creation. During this time, please be sure to digest the upcoming issue of the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal (AENJ)! There is a thought-provoking guest editorial titled, Revisioning the Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Among Emergency Workforce Changes: Specialty or Population?
This editorial explores emergency department (ED) workforce gaps, the use of nurse practitioners (NPs) in emergency care, current ED trends, and the emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) workforce in the U.S. Practice barriers, challenges, and opportunities in transitioning from the ENP as a specialty to a population are also discussed in this provocative editorial. An exploration of the transition of the ENP to a doctorate in nursing (DNP) is also examined. This editorial concludes with the “survival" of ENPs in the era of a workforce surplus.
If you need any continuing education units (CEUs), this quarterly issue offers two options. The first is Lip Laceration and Vermilion Border Repair, located in the Procedures Column. The second option is Implementation of a Procainamide-Based Cardioversion Strategy for the Management of Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation which can be found in the Applied Pharmacology Column. Both are in AENJ issue 43, volume 3.
Happy Independence Day!
K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN