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Mental health nurse practitioner: expanded or advanced?

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posted on 2024-06-03, 23:00 authored by S Elsom, B Happell, E Manias
The role of the nurse practitioner has been described as the apex of nursing practice. Such a statement has significant implications for the professional status of nursing in its own right. The aim of this paper is to discuss the nature of the nurse practitioner role in Australia and the importance of distinguishing between advanced and expanded practice. Evaluations of the nurse practitioner role suggest that specifically nursing contributions lead to a high level of consumer satisfaction. If nursing in general, and mental health nursing in particular, is to maintain and further develop their professional status, debate about the implications of the nurse practitioner role, and the terminology used to describe its scope, is crucial.

History

Journal

International journal of mental health nursing

Volume

14

Pagination

181-186

Location

Milton, Qld.

ISSN

1445-8330

eISSN

1447-0349

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Wiley

Issue

3

Publisher

Wiley