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Introduction to Advanced Nursing Practice

An International Focus


  • Under the auspices of the International Council of Nurses

  • Presents in detail the international approach to Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP)

  • Provides country-specific case examples of ANP development

  • Broadens readers’ understanding of contemporary perspectives on global ANP


Part of the Advanced Practice in Nursing book series (APN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Madrean Schober
    Pages 1-6
  3. Madrean Schober
    Pages 7-59
  4. Madrean Schober
    Pages 61-80
  5. Madrean Schober
    Pages 81-94
  6. Madrean Schober
    Pages 95-109
  7. Madrean Schober
    Pages 111-125
  8. Madrean Schober
    Pages 127-136
  9. Madrean Schober
    Pages 145-153
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 163-166

About this book


Prepared under the auspices of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), this book provides a comprehensive overview of the rapidly emerging field of advanced nursing practice. This volume addresses central issues in the role and practice development that are fundamental to defining and differentiating the nature of this field. Topics include defining the role, role characteristics, scope of practice, education, regulation and research. Obstacles to and facilitators of the role are addressed and include ethical questions arising in the context of practice development. With an international focus, this volume examines international developments in the field, as reflected in country-specific case studies and examples. It offers a valuable resource for advanced practice nurses, educators, administrators at healthcare institutions and healthcare planners.


Nursing Advanced nursing practice Nurse practitioner Advanced practice nursing roles Healthcare

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Schober Global Healthcare Consulting IndianapolisUSA

About the authors

Madrean Schober, PhD, MSN,  ANP, FAANP is a nurse practitioner, educator, mentor, writer, lecturer and consultant with expertise in the development of advanced practice nursing roles, healthcare policy, curriculum design and programme development. She has been an international consultant with expertise in role development for 15 years, past-Chair of the ICN International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network as well as International Relations Liaison for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 
With a background in family health, family nursing and community healthcare, she has an aim to provide healthcare services to diverse populations along with strategic planning for improved access to all. These services include the promotion of advanced nursing practice in the provision of healthcare services. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Introduction to Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Book Subtitle An International Focus
  • Authors Madrean Schober
  • Series Title Advanced Practice in Nursing
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advanced Practice in Nursing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-32203-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81222-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-32204-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 166
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nursing Management
    Research Methodology
    Nursing Research
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