Advanced Practice Nursing Roles

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The development of advanced practice nursing roles has become a global trend as healthcare providers explore more options for providing healthcare services. Initially there was no formal education caring for the sick the earliest nurses learned their skills through oral traditions passed from generation to generation. In contrast the comparatively long evolution of specialist nurses, Ford and Silver (1967) initiated the nurse practitioner concept role at a slower pace. Per Shepher (2012) the introduction primary health care pediatric role in the United States (U.S) occurred in 1965. Roles were founded on the morality of the expanded role of specialist nurses, which openly incorporated traditional medical diagnostic skills. The 1970’s nurse

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