A Growing Presence

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


The development of advanced nursing practice has caught international attention as healthcare planners and key decision makers explore options to meet the increasingly diverse healthcare needs of the world’s populations. One solution for enhancing healthcare services in institutional settings and primary care is the inclusion of advanced practice nurses in the healthcare workforce. The integration of these relatively new nursing roles presents a dynamic change in thinking for healthcare professionals and the systems in which they practice. This chapter describes the growing presence of advanced nursing practice internationally, identifies drivers that motivate consideration of advanced nursing roles and provides wide-ranging and in-depth examples of country specific development. In addition, the extent and relevance of international support for advanced nursing practice is described.


International support Country profiles Development patterns Drivers Motivation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madrean Schober
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  1. 1.Schober Global Healthcare ConsultingIndianapolisUSA

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