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‘Advanced practice nursing'
(APN) is the term used to define a level of nursing practice that uses
comprehensive skills, experience and knowledge in nursing care. Here at
the RCH our Advanced Practice Nursing Group includes:
There are currently more than 200 APN’s across
various specialties and services, who provide expert care to patients and their
families both in the hospital setting and within the community.
Monthly meetings are coordinated and run by APN's to support their connectedness and facilitate the
sharing of ideas and knowledge. This forum provides an opportunity for APN's to discuss individual, local and organisational initiatives and improvements.
APN Meeting Terms of Reference
Information for new APNs can be found in the APN orientation manual.
'Peer supervision' for APNs is defined as a formal process of professional support and learning between two or more practitioners within a safe and supportive environment, that enables a continuum of reflective critical analysis of care, to ensure quality patient services and the well being of the practitioner.
The organisation supports peer supervisions for APNs and it is an expectation that all APNs will priortise their time and actively participate in group peer supervision program.
APNs who have participated in clinical supervision have found:
For further information about Peer supervision for APNs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org