Expanding Nursing's Practice Terrain: Imperatives for Future Viability


Address correspondence to: Anna B. Dugan, MSN, PhD, School of Nursing, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48063. Telephone: (313) 377-4070.


Changes in perceptions of health needs, which are increasingly sociocultural in nature, and changes in health services shifting from medical control to entrepreneurial opportunities and corporate business control will necessarily have an impact on nursing. Nurses can capitalize on this, expanding their practice dimensions within the boundaries of current employment as well as joining in competitive health marketplace ventures. This will ensure relevance and continued viability of the profession in a dynamic, open, health services field.