It is essential that Northern Ireland accelerates the development of nurses to meet the challenging demands of health care, in particular with the Transforming Your Care agenda (DHSSPS 2012), driving the transition of service delivery from predominantly acute-based to community settings. More nurses will be needed with skills in complex case management, advanced specialist practice knowledge, and the confidence to work independently in community rather than acute hospital settings. To meet this nursing workforce need the Chief Nursing Officer requested NIPEC to lead the development of an Advanced Practice Framework for Nursing across Northern Ireland.

View the DHSSPS Advanced Nursing Practice Framework document.

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Go to Development of an Advanced Nursing Practice Framework (2013 - 2014) Documents

Contact Information

Cathy McCusker
Senior Professional Officer
Tel : 0300 300 0066
Email: Cathy.McCusker@nipec.hscni.net