Challenges and Strategies

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


The process of integrating advanced practice nursing roles into the healthcare workforce and diverse healthcare settings is a dynamic process characterized by constant change, alterations in service delivery, and progress toward a new era in nursing practice. The nature of these changes is met with both enthusiasm and skepticism. This chapter discusses reactions of other healthcare professionals and institutions to the introduction of advanced nursing practice. Views and dialogue on transformative and interprofessional education to facilitate collegial relations are discussed. Public perception and understanding of healthcare provided by advanced practice nurses is explored.


Interprofessional Intraprofessional Transformative education Public acceptance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madrean Schober
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  1. 1.Schober Global Healthcare ConsultingIndianapolisUSA

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