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Overview of Advanced Nursing Practice

  • Madrean Schober
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Part of the Advanced Practice in Nursing book series (APN)

Abstract

The field of advanced nursing practice and diverse levels of advanced nursing is a growing trend worldwide in the provision of a variety of healthcare services. This chapter introduces the concept of advanced nursing practice by offering an international definition and key characteristics of an advanced practice nurse. Assumptions that should be found wherever nursing exists are identified as the foundation for progressing to advanced levels of nursing. Topics to consider when forging a new nursing role are discussed along with country issues that shape advanced nursing practice development.

Keywords

Advanced nursing practice Advanced practice nurse Definition Characteristics Country issues Assumptions 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Madrean Schober
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  1. 1.Schober Global Healthcare ConsultingIndianapolisUSA

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