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Medical Fundamentals & Skills

Canadian Perspectives on Advanced Practice Nursing

edited by Eric Staples, Ruth Hannon & Susan L. Ray

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Fundamentals & Skills, General
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    Sep 2016
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Highly accessible and comprehensive, this text provides a concrete overview of the advanced practice nursing role as it has developed and currently exists in Canada’s health care system. While exploring the origins of advanced practice nursing and the development of the clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner roles, contributors draw on multiple case studies to understand the various specialties, operational definitions, and critical issues relevant to this practice.

This collection is rich in pedagogy, featuring chapter summaries, learning objectives, critical thinking questions, and diagrams, and is an indispensable resource for the nursing classroom.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Eric Staples is an Independent Nursing Practice Consultant. For many years, he was an Assistant Professor and Regional Coordinator for the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program in the School of Nursing at McMaster University. The lateSusan L. Ray was an Associate Professor of Nursing at Western University and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at Queen’s University.
Ruth Hannon is a Teaching Professor in the School of Nursing at McMaster University.

Editorial Reviews

“This book provides a rich and thorough panorama of the ways in which advanced nursing practice has been conceptualized and enacted in Canada. It is written by gifted nursing scholars, leaders, and practitioners who portray a multifaceted scenario of how APNs have built their day-to-day practice. . . It is a remarkable picture of the current state of advanced practice nursing within the Canadian context, as well as an insightful examination of the challenges and possibilities that the authors envision as they reflect on their own journey toward the construction and expansion of their current roles.”
— “Débora Kirschbaum Nitkin, RN, MEd, PhD, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

“Canadian Perspectives on Advanced Practice Nursing addresses all major competencies, roles, and issues related to advanced practice nursing in Canada. It provides a clear, comprehensive, and current introduction to APN roles and how they are implemented. . . . It covers topics ranging from the history and integration of APN roles, research, leadership, collaboration, and role sustainability. The textbook introduces the reader to the APN role in a succinct and logical way. It is a long awaited addition to the body of knowledge on advanced practice nursing in Canada.”
— “Mona Sawhney, NP-Adult, PhD, School of Nursing, Queen’s University

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