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Title: Advanced nursing practice hours as part of endorsement requirements for nurse practitioners in Australia: a definitional conundrum.
Austin Authors: Scanlon, Andrew;Cashin, Andrew;Watson, Ngaire;Bryce, Julianne
La Trobe University, Clinical School of Nursing at Austin Health School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 9-Jul-2012
Publication information: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 2012; 24(11): 649-59
Abstract: To define what can be considered to be nursing practice, time that can be calculated as the practice of nursing as well as what is considered to be advanced nursing practice and how all this can be related to the current endorsement process for nurse practitioner (NP) in Australia.Current codes and guidelines cited by the Nurse and Midwifery Board of Australia related to nursing practice and NPs, cited competency standards from the Australian Midwifery Accreditation Council, as well as published material of peak nursing bodies from within Australia as well as internationally were used. Information was also obtained through government health and professional organization websites. All information in the literature regarding current and past status and nomenclature of advanced practice nursing was considered relevant.The definitional entanglement of what is considered to be nursing practice, the calculation of specific hours and what is advanced nursing practice interferes with endorsement of NPs in Australia, and a clear understanding of what is meant by advanced practice is required to move forward.Dependent on how practice is interpreted by the Nurse and Midwifery Board of Australia directly affects the outcome of the endorsement proceedings for individual NP candidates.
Gov't Doc #: 23088696
DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00761.x
Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Advanced Practice Nursing.standards
Clinical Competence.standards
Nurse Practitioners.standards
Task Performance and Analysis
Terminology as Topic
Time Factors
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