How is advanced practice defined? Tricky question
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How is advanced practice defined? Tricky question

Mark Case @AENurseUK Trainee advanced clinical practitioner

If advanced nurse practitioners undertake tasks not traditionally in the realm of nursing, can they be defined as nurses?

I was asked by one of my senior nursing colleagues whether I still considered myself a nurse. As a trainee emergency care advanced clinical practitioner in an emergency department, who is working towards credentialing with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, I was blindsided by this enquiry.

Emergency Nurse. 25, 09, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/en.25.09.14.s14

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