You will prepare and submit a term paper on The role of the family health practitioner:an advanced nursing practice framework. Your paper should be a minimum of 1750 words in length. The American Nurses Association includes nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialist, and certified registered nurse anesthetists as classes of advanced practice nurses. In addition, the significance of the role of advanced practice nurses was discussed. Imogene King’s Goal Attainment Theory was utilized to reexamine the theoretical frameworks to the advanced practice responsibilities. Family health theory and its integration to primary health care were also described. Lastly, the importance of the role of the family health practitioner as a first point of contact as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the formulated framework with regards to its application to patients in various health states were analyzed. Keywords: advanced nursing practice, family health practitioner, goal attainment theory The Role of the Family Health Practitioner: An Advanced Nursing Practice Framework The different roles of advanced practice nurses are gaining worldwide recognition considering the importance of these health practitioners to the ever shifting health care system. For one, advanced practice nurses provide immeasurable quality care to patients without giving any prejudice to race, sex or economic standing of the patients. They are also proven to serve as cost-effective members of health care centers or hospitals. Advanced practice nurse is defined by the American Nurses Association (2011, p.