Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Advanced Clinical Practice Nurse (ACPN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN): What’s in a title? The ICN Guidelines on Advanced Practice Nursing (APN).

  By Jane Wray, Associate Editor EBN @livinginhope The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has recently updated its position statement on Advanced Practice Nursing (APN)1, an acknowledgment of the significant evolution of this role since its previous statement of 2008. Growing demands on healthcare as a consequence of changing population health needs coupled with service […]

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Healthcare and the Arts: An Interdisciplinary collaboration

Mr Ian Walsh, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast Join the EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 5th June 2019, 8-9pm UK time which will be hosted by Mr Ian Walsh, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast. It will focus on arts in […]

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Pay Equity for NPs and APNs: Twitter Chat Wed, Oct 17, 8pm ET (Toronto/New York)

Roberta Heale @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ Pay equity for NPs and APNs has become more and more of a concern.  There is ongoing evidence to demonstrate that NPs and APNs are not fairly remunerated.  Take, for example, that lack of any increase in salary of NPs in community agencies in Ontario for over 10 years. In their […]

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Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Quality of Care

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN @robertaheale, @EBNursingBMJ I spent a good part of last week receiving training for how to use a new, updated electronic medical record (EMR) system that will go live today at the community health centre where I work.  When I began working as a nurse practitioner in family practice in 1999 […]

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Supporting newly qualified nurses into the world of work

Jane Wray, Senior Research Fellow, Director of Research, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hull Finishing university and starting employment is an exciting time for newly qualified nurses. It’s the beginning of what is generally a long, successful and exciting career within the profession. It can, however, also be a stressful or challenging […]

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Do you Choose Wisely?

By Roberta Heale, Associate Editor BMJ @EBNursingBMJ  #ebnjc  @robertaheale There is a growing trend for overuse of healthcare interventions, including prescriptions and treatments. Choosing Wisely is a global initiative with a mission to improve decision making between health care providers and patients and to decrease the use of unnecessary, or unwarranted tests and treatments. Choosing […]

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The importance of research about patient care

By Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN I am working on a number of research projects, but one that is currently taking the forefront is related to advance care planning. Advance care planning has been defined as an ongoing process of reflection, communication, and documentation of a person’s values and wishes for future health and personal […]

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The Gift of Scholarship

This December we have had the privilege of sharing a number of inspiring blogs from nurses and midwives. In our #ebnjc blog series we have already celebrated children’s nursing; with blogs from Jayne Pentin, Kirsten Huby & Marcus Wootton, learning disability nursing; with blogs from Professor Ruth Northway, Jonathan Beebee & Amy Wixey, midwifery; with blogs from […]

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Practice Development

It’s week 4 of our #ebnjc December blog series and this week we celebrate the importance of research & scholarship in nursing with guest blogs from Clare McVeigh, Professor Roger Watson, Professor Jan Dewing & Professor Elizabeth Robb. In our #ebnjc blog series we have already celebrated children’s nursing; with blogs from Jayne Pentin, Kirsten Huby […]

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