Advanced Practice Nursing

…so you might be wondering about my quote on “Advanced Practice Nursing” vs “Advanced Nursing Practice” in the latest issue of ANMJ.  I was quoted that app technology belonged to the science of “advanced nursing practice.”  In reality, it belongs to both the broad domain of advanced nursing practice (ANP) and advanced practice nursing (APN).  Semantics, I’m sure you’re thinking…but I believe that app technology needs further study by the body of science that informs nursing…but is also a hallmark of advanced practice nursing…that is, the practice of nursing.  Unfortunately, this wasn’t well represented in the article and is its own article in itself.  Oh well!  Sometimes interviewing can be a bit hard…and critical information is sometimes missed.  I was using a “regulatory definition” of ANP, and not a professional one.  Whoops!

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