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Tuesday, December 16, 2014   (0 Comments)
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An Evaluation of the Implementation of Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Roles in an Acute Hospital Setting

McDonnell A, Goodwin E, Kennedy F, Hawley K, Gerrish K, Smith C

J Adv Nurs. 2014 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print]

The Impact of Hospital-Based Nurse Practitioners

This qualitative study from England examines the impact of implementing advanced nurse practitioner (APN) roles on patients, staff members, and organizational outcomes in an acute care hospital. The study used a collective case study approach comprising interviews with strategic stakeholders, followed by three individual mixed-method case studies in the three areas where APNs had been introduced: medicine, surgery, and orthopedics. A purposive sample of 13 strategic stakeholders with insight into the role implementation were selected from management, education, medicine, and nursing, as well as senior operational managers and consultant medical staff members.

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