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Chapter 7: Sustainability of APN Education and Future Recommendations


Virpi Sulosaari, Principal Lecturer

Johanna Heikkilä, Chief Advisor, Associate Professor



An important part of developing Advanced Practice Nursing and education programmes preparing nurses for APN roles is aiming for sustainability in APN roles, APN care models and education programmes. Thus, APN roles, models of care and education programmes also need to be adaptable to the changing needs of the population’s health and healthcare systems. This chapter investigates sustainability in APN education and offers future recommendations for maintaining relevance and promoting continual growth.

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