Twenty years ago, a clinical career pathway for Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) was first established in Ireland (Begley et al., 2010). This paved the way for expert nurses to optimize patient care through autonomous practice, professional and clinical leadership, and research. This change was not without its challenges for the profession. The first ANP student candidates began university education in September 2017 which is a welcome development. Time has passed, and more change is underway, particularly in relation to growing a critical mass of ANPs in Ireland which has resonance for the evolution of advanced nursing practitioners and advanced nursing practice worldwide.
|Translated title of the contribution||Restriction by advancement – The irony of advanced nursing practice in Ireland|
|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Advanced Nursing|
|Early online date||19 Feb 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
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