Advanced Practice Nursing™: PDF OnlyIntegrating the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner into Clinical Practice Strategies for SuccessMagdic, Kathy MSN, RN,CS, CRNP; Rosenzweig, Margaret Q. MSN, CRNP-C, AOCNAuthor Information Kathy S. Magdic, MSN, RN, CS, CRNP is a faculty member in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She developed and is manager of the cardio-pulmonary subspecialty. In addition, she established a clinical practice on an in-patient cardiology service at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She may be contacted at (412) 624–9629. Margaret Q. Rosenzweig, MSN, CRNP-C, AOCN is a faculty member in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She developed the oncology subspecialty. She has worked as a nurse practitioner in a variety of oncology settings with her most recent position being at the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: July 1997 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 208-214 Buy Abstract As the role of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) gains more recognition, ACNPs as well as prospective employers are eager to incorporate the position into a practice setting. Because the role is in its infancy, there has been limited experience from which to draw on to provide guidance in ACNP role implementation within a practice, either private or institutional. This article will provide foundational information and strategies on how to integrate the ACNP role into a practice setting. These strategies will be useful to not only the ACNP, but also nurse administrators, case managers, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse educators in acute and critical care who are responsible for seeking innovative ways to maintain seamless quality and cost-effective patient care. © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.