Advanced practice is a level of practice, rather than a type or specialty of practice. Advanced practitioners are educated at masters level in advanced practice and are assessed as competent in practice, using expert knowledge and skills. They have the freedom and authority to act, making autonomous decisions in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients. Use this guide to find information resources relating to advanced nursing practice including books, reports and journal articles.
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland (2016) Advanced nursing practice framework: supporting advanced nursing practice in health and social care trusts, NIPEC: Belfast.
Royal College of Nursing: Advanced practice standards
Blair K (2018) Advanced practice nursing: core concepts for professional development (6th edition), New York: Springer.
Tracy M F and O’Grady E T (2018) Hamric and Hanson’s advanced practice nursing: an integrative approach (6th edition), Philadelphia: Saunders.
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