This book is designed to meet the needs of nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses and also physician assistants, working in urology. The full range of domains of practice is covered, including assessment and diagnosis, clinical management, nurse practitioner and patient relationships, consultation, health promotion and disease prevention, and practice management and research. Some background knowledge is assumed regarding the normal anatomy and physiology of the genitourinary system and the pathophysiology underlying specific urologic health-related problems. The Nurse Practitioner in Urology will be invaluable in ensuring that the nurse practitioner is able to maintain exemplary management of patients with acute and chronic urologic conditions in a wide variety of settings, including independent practices, hospitals, and academic urologic practices. It explains fully the role of the nurse practitioner as a skilled clinician in urology, blending nursing and medical management and capable of managing many chronic nonoperative urologic conditions while recognizing those conditions which may benefit from surgical management. As populations continue to age worldwide, there is no doubt that the provision of advanced urologic care by nurse practitioners is an area that will continue to expand, benefiting from additional training and expertise.
Michelle Lajiness is a Nurse Practitioner in urology at Beaumont Health System, Department of Urology, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA. She will co-chair the "Inside Urology" Great Lakes SUNA chapter 2016 SpringConference.Susanne Quallich, MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP is Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Andrology Nurse Practitioner at the Division of Sexual and Reproductive Health Department of Urology at University of Michigan, Rochester, Michigan, USA. She is one of only 150 nurse practitioners in the US with a specialty certification in Urology (CUNP). Her unique clinical focus in the male sexual and reproductive health has made her a nursing leader and expert in these areas. Due to her leadership and expertise in male reproductive health, Ms. Quallich was the first nurse named to the Society for Male Reproduction in Urology and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction.