The Global Phenomenon of Advanced Practice Nurses

Minna K. Miller, Josette Roussel, Melanie Rogers, Daniela Lehwaldt

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The International Council of Nurses and its Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network have monitored the interest in and development of advanced practice nursing and advanced practice nurse roles since the 1990s. Network membership reflects the growing interest in advanced practice nursing as it has expanded from 78 countries represented in 2016 to 141 countries in 2023. Periodic research studies conducted by the network and others, similarly, have documented the growth and evolution of advanced practice nursing globally. In this chapter we provide an introduction to advanced practice nursing and their roles with key definitions and role characteristics, present a historical overview of APN role development in a selection of International Council of Nurses member countries, report on the current state of advanced practice nursing globally, showcase exemplars of the scale and impact of recent network activities, and conclude with reflections on the significance of advanced practice nurse and considerations for the future directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Practice Nurse Networking to Enhance Global Health
EditorsMelanie Rogers, Daniela Lehwaldt, Josette Roussel, Michelle Acorn
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783031397400
ISBN (Print)9783031397424, 9783031397394
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2024

Publication series

NameAdvanced Practice in Nursing
ISSN (Print)2511-3917
ISSN (Electronic)2511-3925

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