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Educational Issues and Strategies to Improve APN Education

Other Title
전문간호사 교육의 전략에 관한 연구
Authors
오, 가실; 김, 강미자; 김, 금순; 박, 지원; 성, 명숙; 오, 의금; 이, 명하; 정, 재원; 조, 동숙; 탁, 영란; 류, 지인
Citation
Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi, 37(5):801-809, 2007
Journal Title
Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi; Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing; 대한간호학회지
ISSN
1598-2874
Abstract
Purpose: This study was aimed at exploring the current status of graduate programs for an advanced practice nurse(APN) to recommend future directions of APN education.



Methods: A total of 142 students enrolled in seven APN specialty programs, 67 professors who were involved in APN education, and nine nurse administrators participated in the study. Data was collected by questionnaires and focus group interviews.



Results: The current definition of APN was found not to be specific enough to represent expected roles of APN in regards to knowledge, attitudes, roles, and skills. Standard curricula employed regardless of the area of APN specialty, lack of qualified clinical practice settings, as well as prepared instructors were found to be problematic.



Conclusion: The following needs to be addressed: 1. redefining of APN roles, 2. tailoring specialty areas of APN, 3. consolidating educational programs, and 4. ensuring APN role models and faculty. Suggesting a CNS role in Korean

APN, areas of APN should be rearranged toclarify their roles and educational programs need to be further developed to meet the expectations and quality of APNs. It is necessary to ensure APN’s employment in the health care system by laws and policies to perform advanced nursing roles.
Keywords
전문간호사교육제도역할Advanced practice nurseEducational frameworkRole
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박, 지원
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