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Developing the scope of practice and education for advanced practice nurses in Finland
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
2009 (English)In: International Nursing Review, ISSN 0020-8132, E-ISSN 1466-7657, Vol. 56, no 2, 269-272 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The reorganization of Finnish healthcare services has required a restructuring of the areas of responsibility between healthcare professionals.

Aim: To describe the need for Advanced Practice Nurses in Finland and the development process of a Master's programme in Health Promotion, Advanced Clinical Care.

Methods: The study consisted of a survey of nurse managers (24) and focus group interviews with clinical nurse specialists (46).

Findings: The expanded role includes advanced clinical skills and responsibility for health prevention and promotion, education, supervision, leadership, research and development.

Conclusions: The legislation, scope and models have to be supported and further developed to promote the full scope of advanced practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Vol. 56, no 2, 269-272 p.
Keyword [en]
Advanced Practice Nursing, Finland, Higher Education, Nurse Practitioner, Scope of Practice
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Medical sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3273DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2008.00673.xISI: 000266027100031PubMedID: 19646179Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-65649085979OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-3273DiVA: diva2:226971
Available from: 2009-07-08 Created: 2009-07-08 Last updated: 2013-03-27Bibliographically approved

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