Competencies for Advanced Nursing Practice is the first and definitive book to deliver guidance for practitioners working to be recognized for their advanced nursing practice.  Written by experienced academics and advanced nurse practitioners from a variety of clinical backgrounds, this handbook will support nurses on their journey towards adv

1. What is advanced nursing practice? 2. The legal and regulatory implications of advanced nursing practice 3. D1: The nurse-patient relationship 4. D2: Respecting culture and diversity 5. D3: Management of patient health/illness status 6. D4: The education function 7. D5: Professional role 8. D6: Managing and negotiating health care delivery systems 9. D7: Monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care practice 10. Collecting the evidence