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  • Date
    2008-08-12
  • Title
    The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Ontario: A Workforce Study
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Nursing Leadership, Longwoods Publishing
  • Year
    2008
  • Author
    Christina Hurlock-Chorostecki, Mary van Soeren, and Sharon Goodwin
  • Description
    "Here, we present information obtained through a descriptive, self-reported survey of all nurse practitioners working in acute care settings who are not currently regulated in the extended class in Ontario. Results suggest wide acceptance of the role is concentrated around academic teaching hospitals. Continued barriers exist related to legislation and regulation as well as understanding and support for the multiple aspects of this role beyond clinical practice. This information may be used by nurse practitioners, nursing leaders and other administrators to position the role in hospital settings for greater impact on patient care. As well, understanding the need for regulatory and legislative changes to support the hospital-based Nurse Practitioner role will enable greater impact on health human resources and healthcare transformation." (from abstract)
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, Education, Training and Development, Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    nurse practitioner, Canada, acute
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