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Chapter 1: Framework for Continuing Professional Development for APNs


Annelise Norlyk, Professor of Nursing,

Ragnhild Hellesø, Professor



This chapter aims to provide a framework for teachers covering aspects that should be emphasised in education to prepare APNs students for continuing professional development. First, we present a theoretical framework that will provide APNs with language that aligns with current healthcare policies of taking patients’ experiences into account and further aids them in articulating how they can differentiate themselves from but also complement the medical perspective. We then highlight the need for emphasis of organisational competency in education, and lastly, we stress strategies which are important to consider when promoting the implementation of APN roles in clinical practice.

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