A review of the merits of the nurse practitioner role
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A review of the merits of the nurse practitioner role

John Wilson Student in adult nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care
Toni Bunnell Lecturer, Department of Applied Health Studies, University of Hull, East Yorkshire

Over the past two decades, nurses have begun to undertake tasks and assume responsibilities traditionally associated with medicine. This has led to debate, particularly with regard to the extension of the nurse prescribing role. This article examines some of the key issues surrounding the advancement of nursing practice and the effect on the nursing and medical professions.

Nursing Standard. 21, 18,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.01.21.18.35.c6398

Correspondence

J.Wilson@2005.hull.ac.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review