Canadian Perspectives on Advanced Practice Nursing, Second Edition

By Eric Staples, Roger Pilon, Ruth A. Hannon


This expanded second edition of Canadian Perspectives on Advanced Practice Nursing uses a case-study approach to understanding advanced practice nursing roles and competencies and their impact across all levels of the health care system. Focusing on the roles of clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, this volume explores the continued integration of advanced practice nursing in relation to social, political, educational, regulatory, legislative, and economic environments that have shaped them. The contributors articulate the historical development and evolution of advanced practice nursing in Canada, from rural and remote outpost beginnings to the present, and propose a vision for the future within the Canadian health care system.

Highly accessible, comprehensive, and rich in pedagogy, this well-updated new edition is an indispensable resource for students in advanced practice nursing programs across Canada, as well as practicing clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, policy- and decisionmakers, professional nursing organizations, and leaders in health care.


  • uses a case-study methodology to explore how the Canadian Nurses Association’s pan-Canadian advanced practice nursing competencies are applied to real, current clinical cases
  • provides evidence-based content reflecting the current state of the advanced practice nursing field and delves into timely and topical subjects such as social determinants of health Indigenous, inner-city, rural, remote, LGBT2SQ, and refugee and migrant populations in Canada
  • discusses the unique challenges in the province of Quebec with respect to developing advanced practice nursing roles


$109.95 (PRINT)
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6.75" x 9.75”

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