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Advanced Nursing Practice

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.

Last updated: 22/06/2018

Key Resources

 Royal College of Nursing (2018) Advanced level nursing practice. Royal College of Nursing standards for advanced level nursing practice, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2018) Royal College of Nursing standards for advanced level nursing practice, London: RCN.
oyal College of Nursing (2018) RCN Standards for advanced level nursing practice, advanced nurse practitioners, RCN accreditation and RCN credentialing: introduction, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2018) RCN Standards for advanced level nursing practice, advanced nurse practitioners, RCN accreditation and RCN credentialing, London: RCN.
Department of Health (2010) Advanced level nursing: a position statement, Leeds: DH.

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.

Health Education England, NHS Improvement and NHS England (2017) Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England. Leeds: HEE.
NHS Scotland:  Advanced practice nursing toolkit
  • A UK wide resource endorsed by the Chief Nursing Officers for each country.
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NHS Wales (2010) Framework for advanced nursing, midwifery and allied health professional practice in Wales, LLanharan: National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare.
Royal College of Nursing Scotland (2015) Nurse Innovators: clinical decision-making in action, RCN: Edinburgh. Royal College of Nursing Scotland (2015) Nurse innovators: clinical decision-making in action, RCN: Edinburgh.
We would like to thank the RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Blair K and Jansen M (2015) Advanced practice nursing: core concepts for professional role development, New York: Springer. Blair K and Jansen M (2015) Advanced practice nursing: core concepts for professional role development, New York: Springer.
G M Collins-Bride, J M Saxe, R Kaplan and KG Duderstadt (2016) Clinical guidelines for advanced practice nursing: an interprofessional approach Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning Collins-Bride G, Saxe J, Kaplan R and Duderstadt K (2016) Clinical guidelines for advanced practice nursing: an interprofessional approach, Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Cox C, Hill M and Lack V (2012) Advanced practice in healthcare: skills for nurses and allied health professions, London: Routledge. Cox C, Hill M and Lack V (2012) Advanced practice in healthcare: skills for nurses and allied health professions, London: Routledge.
Hamric A (2014) Advanced practice nursing: an integrative approach, St Louis: Elsevier Saunders. Hamric A (2014) Advanced practice nursing: an integrative approach (5th edition), St Louis: Elsevier Saunders.
R Kuiper, D J Pesut and T E Arms (2016) Clinical reasoning and care coordination in advanced practice nursing New York: Springer Kuiper R, Pesut D and Arms T (2016) Clinical reasoning and care coordination in advanced practice nursing, New York: Springer.
McGee P (2009) Advanced practice in nursing and allied health professions, Oxford: Blackwell. McGee P (2009) Advanced practice in nursing and allied health professions (3rd edition), Oxford: Blackwell.
M Schober (2016) Introduction to advanced nursing practice: an international focus: Springer Schober M (2016) Introduction to advanced nursing practice: an international focus: Cham: Springer.
Schober M (2017) Strategic planning for advanced nursing practice Cham: Springer International Publishing. Schober M (2017) Strategic planning for advanced nursing practice Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Stanley J (2011) Advanced practice nursing: emphasizing common roles (3rd edition), Philadelphia: F A Davis.
Sullivan-Marx E (2010) Nurse practitioners: the evolution and future of advanced practice (5th edition), New York: Springer Sullivan-Marx E (2010) Nurse practitioners: the evolution and future of advanced practice (5th 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.

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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