Monday, October 25, 2010

Competencies for Advanced Nursing Practice

Sue Hinchliff, Rosemary Rogers
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
448 Pages

ISBN: 0340927682 - PDF 

Competencies for Advanced Nursing Practice is the first and definitive book to deliver guidance for practitioners working to be recognized by the NMC for their advanced nursing practice.

Written by experiences academics and advanced nurse practitioners from a variety of clinical backgrounds, this handbook will support nurses on their journey towards advanced nursing practice and provide detailed information on achieving the competencies within each of the seven domains outlines in the NMC's Standards of Proficiency for Advanced Nurse Practitioners: assessment and management of patient health/illness status, the nurse-patient relationship, teaching-coaching function, professional role, managing and negotiating health care delivery systems, monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care practice and respecting cultural competence.

The text concludes with a section on how practitioners can collect and record evidence for accreditation of their advanced nursing practice. 
Aimed at the professional nurse working towards an advanced level of practice, as well as the nurse already practicing at this level and wishing to seek accreditation and also thte student and newly qualified nurse giving early consideration to their future career, this book offers clear and user-friendly guidance for anybody wishing to undertake this standard of nursing practice. 


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