Journal article

Advanced practice nursing-Promoting organisation clarity and connectedness: A mixed methods approach

Fiona Newall, Bernadette Twomey, Sally Lima

COLLEGIAN | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Workshops conducted in 2011 with Advanced Practice Nurses identified a lack of consistency and clarity regarding titles, role definition, reporting systems and access to professional development. These findings were consistent with published literature. Aims: To make transparent Advanced Practice Nurses’ scope of practice using a validated tool in order to: • Align the workforce to organisational goals• Standardise position descriptions and classifications• Promote professional governance• Foster organisational connectedness Methods: This was a two-phase mixed methods exploratory study. Phase One employed a validated survey tool to determine the scope of practice for Advanced Pra..

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