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‘Advanced practice nursing' (APN) is the term used to define a cohort of nurses working in specialised and advanced roles within the healthcare system. Here at the RCH our Advanced Practice Nursing Group includes:
Currently there are more than 200 APN’s across various specialties and services, who provide coordination, advisory and leadership in clinical practice.
Quarterly 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, organisational and community initiatives, ideas and improvements.
APN Meeting Terms of Reference
Information and guidance for new APNs can be found in the
APN orientation manual.
Clinical 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.
RCH supports group clinical supervision for APNs and it is an expectation that APNs prioritise their time to actively participate in the clinical supervision program.
APNs participating in clinical supervision have reported:
For further information about Peer supervision for APNs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or