A conceptual framework for advanced practice: an action research project operationalizing an advanced practitioner/consultant nurse role
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2007
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 179–190, May 1997
How to Cite
MANLEY, K. (1997), A conceptual framework for advanced practice: an action research project operationalizing an advanced practitioner/consultant nurse role. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 6: 179–190. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1997.tb00303.x
- Issue published online: 18 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2007
- Accepted for publication 20 November 1996
- action research;
- advanced practice;
- conceptual framework;
- consultant nurse;
- practice development;
- transformational culture
- •A preliminary conceptual framework for an advanced practice/consultant nurse role is presented which links the role to its context and outcomes.
- •The conceptual framework was developed in the process of analysing data from a 3-year action research study involving the operationalization of an advanced practice/consultant nurse role in a Nursing Development Unit.
- •The skills and knowledge base of consultancy, underpinned by a strong nursing foundation, augmented by strong leadership and combined with the educator and researcher functions, are presented as the attributes of the advanced practitioner/consultant nurse.
- •The facilitation of a transformational culture is highlighted as central to the skills and processes used within the role.
- •Implications for the preparation and accreditation of the advanced practitioner/ consultant nurse are highlighted.