Experiences of working as an advanced practice nurse in Finland - the substance of advanced nursing practice and promoting and inhibiting factors

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Wisur-Hokkanen C, Glasberg AL, Makela C, Fagerstrom L
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Journal acronym: SCAND J CARING SCI
Volume number: 29
Issue number: 4
Start page: 793
End page: 802
Number of pages: 10
ISSN: 0283-9318
eISSN: 1471-6712


Conclusion: The participants experienced both a personal inner transition and a role transition that were either supported or opposed. Vague or nonexistent definitions and concepts, insufficient knowledge, insufficient support and undefined roles hindered participants' role transition. Two main strategies should be employed. The first is the realisation of more strategic leadership and support from organisations on all management levels, including nursing organisations/unions, while the second is to more realistically prepare future advanced practice nurses for the challenges they will face, through mentorship programmes and continuous further training.


advanced nursing practice, content analyses, focus groups, holism, responsibility, role transition

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