Advanced Nursing Practice: The Way to Go? – How to Progress in Your Speciality

  • Maya Zumstein-ShahaEmail author
Part of the Principles of Specialty Nursing book series (PSN)


Healthcare systems around the world struggle with increasing numbers of elderly persons and persons with chronic diseases, penury of well-qualified healthcare professionals, and rising cost. Changes in healthcare also affect children. However, this group will not be discussed in this chapter. One of the responses offered as countermeasure to some aspects of this crisis is new roles for healthcare professionals. In nursing, advanced nursing practice is one such role that currently draws much attention. In this chapter, advanced nursing practice will be introduced, its relevance for oncology nursing will be explored, and recommendations will be offered. Additionally, a brief overview of the state of development in select countries, namely, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, will be presented.


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  1. 1.Division of Nursing, Department of HealthBern University of Applied SciencesBernSwitzerland

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