Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Canadian Scholars’ Press
384 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
September 2016
Print ISBN: 9781551309095
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Highly accessible and comprehensive, this text provides a concrete overview of the advanced practice nursing role as it has developed and currently exists in Canada’s health care system. While exploring the origins of advanced practice nursing and the development of the clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner roles, contributors draw on multiple case studies to understand the various specialties, operational definitions, and critical issues relevant to this practice.

This collection is rich in pedagogy, featuring chapter summaries, learning objectives, critical thinking questions, and diagrams, and is an indispensable resource for the nursing classroom.

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Judith Shamian



SECTION I: Historical and Developmental Overview of Advanced Practice Nursing In Canada

Chapter 1: An Historical Overview of Advanced Practice Nursing in Canada
Eric Staples and Susan Ray

Chapter 2: The Integration of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles in Canada
Michelle Acorn

Chapter 3: Understanding Regulatory, Legal, and Credentialing Requirements
Lynn Miller

Chapter 4: Advanced Practice Nursing Frameworks Utilized or Developed in Canada
Dana Edge and Rosemary Wilson

Chapter 5: Canadian Nurses Association Competency Framework
Josette Roussel

SECTION II: Advanced Practice Nursing Competencies in Canada: A Case Study Approach

Chapter 6: Clinical Competency
Part A: Clinical Competency by the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Patricia McQuinn
Part B: Clinical Competency by the Nurse Practitioner, Margaret Wilson

Chapter 7: Research Competency
Part A: Research Competency by the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cheryl Forchuk
Part B: Research Competency by the Nurse Practitioner, Kathleen Hunter

Chapter 8: Leadership Cpmpetency
Part A: Leadership Competency by the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mary-Lou Martin

Part B: Leadership Competency by the Nurse Practitioner, Tammy O'Rourke

Chapter 9: Consultation and Collaboration Competency
Part A: Consultation and Collaboration Competency by the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Marcia Carr

Part B: Consultation and Collaboration Competency by the Nurse Practitioner, Monica Parry

SECTION III: Advanced Practice Nursing Specialty Roles in Canada

Chapter 10: The Clinical Nurse Specialist: Geropsychiatry
Gloria McInnis-Perry

Chapter 11: The Clinical Nurse Specialist: Mental Health
Josephine Muxlow and Bernadine Wallis

Chapter 12: The Clinical Nurse Specialist: Ambulatory Care
Jennifer Price

Chapter 13: The Nurse Practitioner: Family/All Ages
Jane MacDonald and Laura Johnson

Chapter 14: The Nurse Practitioner: Adult
Rosemary Wilson

Chapter 15: The Nurse Practitioner: Pediatrics
Kristina Chapman

Chapter 16: The Nurse Practitioner: Neonatal
Marilyn Ballantyne, Mary McAllister, and Amanda Symington

SECTION IV: Critical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing in Canada

Chapter 17: The Advanced Practice Nurse and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competence
Carole Orchard

Chapter 18: Outcomes Evaluation and Performance Assessment of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles
Eric Staples and Joanna Pierazzo

Chapter 19: Health Policy Issues in Changing Environments
Dorris Grinspun

Chapter 20: The Sustainability of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles in Canada
Esther Sangster-Gormley

Chapter 21: Advanced Practice Nursing from a Global Perspective, Roberta Heale

Chapter 22: Advanced Practice Nursing Roles, Education, and Future Trends
Cynthia Baker

Chapter 23: The Future of Advanced Practice Nursing in Canada
Eric Staples

Appendix: Resources for Advanced Practice Nurses in Canada
Copyright Acknowledgements


“This book provides a rich and thorough panorama of the ways in which advanced nursing practice has been conceptualized and enacted in Canada. It is written by gifted nursing scholars, leaders, and practitioners who portray a multifaceted scenario of how APNs have built their day-to-day practice. . . It is a remarkable picture of the current state of advanced practice nursing within the Canadian context, as well as an insightful examination of the challenges and possibilities that the authors envision as they reflect on their own journey toward the construction and expansion of their current roles.”
—  Débora Kirschbaum Nitkin, RN, MEd, PhD, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

“Canadian Perspectives on Advanced Practice Nursing addresses all major competencies, roles, and issues related to advanced practice nursing in Canada. It provides a clear, comprehensive, and current introduction to APN roles and how they are implemented. . . . It covers topics ranging from the history and integration of APN roles, research, leadership, collaboration, and role sustainability. The textbook introduces the reader to the APN role in a succinct and logical way. It is a long awaited addition to the body of knowledge on advanced practice nursing in Canada.”
—  Mona Sawhney, NP-Adult, PhD, School of Nursing, Queen’s University

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