The expanded role of the registered nurse: studying nurses’ perceptions
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The expanded role of the registered nurse: studying nurses’ perceptions

Shelagh Leonard Service Manager, Medical Unit, Noble’s (Isle of Man) Hospital, Douglas, Isle of Man

Expanded roles for nurses have developed in the UK over the past 25 years and are now commonplace in most clinical settings. However, considerable confusion and difference of opinion exist about the role and its implications for practice. Shelagh Leonard describes a study undertaken to ascertain how the registered nurses who carry out expanded role activities perceive their role.

Nursing Standard. 13, 43,32-36. doi: 10.7748/ns1999.07.13.43.32.c2641