Exploring emergency nurse practitioners’ perceptions of their role
Sue Bagley Clinical lead, Nurse Practitioner Service, Emergency Department, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, Scotland
Since the 1980s, the emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) role has evolved as increasing socioeconomic pressures and changing government policy have led to new working practices in emergency departments. Similarly, a lack of consensus regarding educational support for ENPs and the regulation of ENP training, mean that variations remain in the scope of practice, role description and academic requirements for ENPs.
Nursing Standard. 32, 26,41-50. doi: 10.7748/ns.2018.e10776
Received: 25 November 2016
Accepted: 28 December 2017
Published in print: 21 February 2018Peer review
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