Exploring the development and identity of advanced practice nursing in the UK
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Exploring the development and identity of advanced practice nursing in the UK

Barry Hill Senior lecturer, adult nursing, Northumbria University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The development of advanced nurse practice in the UK has been slow compared to some parts of the world. This article explores the history of advanced level nursing, the drivers for advanced nurse practice in the context of contemporary nursing and clinical leadership, the identity of advanced practice nursing roles, and the importance of advanced nurse practice in the UK.

Nursing Management. 24, 5, 36-40. doi: 10.7748/nm.2017.e1607

Correspondence

barry.hill@northumbria.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 22 December 2016

Accepted: 01 June 2017

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