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What are the advanced practice competencies for Family Nursing?

Sunday, 23 July 2017

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Professor Lisa Whitehead was invited to present a poster on “Developing an IFNA Position Statement on Advanced Practice Competencies for Family Nursing: From Process to Product" at the 13th Annual International Family Nursing Conference in Pamplona, Spain.

Advanced Practice Competencies for Family Nursing

The Advanced Practice Competencies for Family Nursing were developed over a two year process involving international collaborations and consultation. The Position Statement outlines the advanced practice competencies for family nurses (FN-AP) to guide the care of families in all settings and provide a focus for nursing education, theory, and research related to family nursing in advanced practice.

The IFNA Position Statement on Advanced Practice Competencies is available at: http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2017/05/19/advanced-practice-competencies/

Professor Whitehead has a strong interest in working with families to support the management of chronic conditions. She is a member of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) Practice Committee, and co-author of the recently approved IFNA Position Statement on Advanced Practice Competencies for Family Nursing. The purpose of the committee is to identify and disseminate the best practice knowledge and family nursing models used internationally and move family nursing forward by building capacity in nurses for their practice with families.

The conference provided the opportunity to network and grow collaborations with researchers, clinicians and educators from around the world.

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