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October 2020 - Volume 32 - Issue 10

  • Kim Curry, PhD, FNP, FAANP
  • 2327-6924
  • 2327-6924
  • Monthly
  • Nursing 62/123; Health Care Sciences and Services 87/102
  • 1.420

ICN Guidelines on Advanced Practice Nursing are now available

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has published “Guidelines on Advanced Practice Nursing 2020”.   Led by an international team of authors, the guidelines focus on definitions and roles of nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. 

According to authors, the purpose of the guidelines is to “facilitate a common understanding of Advanced Practice Nursing and the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) for the public, governments, healthcare professionals, policy makers, educators and the nursing profession.” The guidelines can be used to “support stakeholders to develop policies, frameworks and strategies supportive of an Advanced Practice Nursing initiative.”
Lead author Madrean Schober PhD, MSN, ANP, FAANP is one of several members of AANP who were involved in developing the guidelines.  The guidelines can be used by countries with an existing advanced practice nursing model to review their current state of advanced practice nursing against the recommendations. This document is the first of its kind and will support consistency and clarity of advanced practice nursing internationally and enable further development of APN roles.

The guidelines can be accessed here:

Meet the 2020 AANP International Advanced Practice Nurse Ambassadors 

AANP invites you to meet the four AANP International Advanced Practice Nurse Ambassadors for 2020 and learn more about their role as health care providers in their countries.  The year 2020 has enhanced the visibility of all health care providers but especially the work of nurse practitioners and other members of the nursing community in treating the influx of COVID-19 patients locally, nationally and internationally.  AANP wants to hear from you so please share your stories with us about your work during 2020. Information is available here.

The Conference Activities You Know and Love

Presented completely online September 10–December 31, 2020, the AANPconnect online conference experience allows you to attend an AANP conference from the comfort of your home! Along with CE sessions and networking opportunities, you can view more than 100 posters featuring the latest evidence in the field, celebrate the 2020 AANP award winners and honorees and explore exhibitor pages for the latest products and services. Top it all off with two networking forums, and AANPconnect is the online hub for NPs this fall!

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