Advanced Nursing Practice Framework

Date published: 03 December 2018

Last updated: 21 November 2023

NIPEC led the development of The Advanced Nursing Practice Framework (DoH 2014, revised 2016) in partnership and collaboration with our colleagues across nursing, medicine, human resources and education.

It was designed to support Advanced Nurse Practitioners to develop as professional nurse leaders in their area of clinical practice. It is a vital resource to assist them in meeting the challenges of transition of service delivery from predominantly acute-based to community settings, with an enhanced focus on improving outcomes for our population’s health and wellbeing; highlighted in Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together (DoH 2016).

The Framework enables a strategic and consistent approach in relation to the development the Advanced Nurse Practitioner role and acts as a guide for Commissioners, workforce planners, Executive Directors of Nursing, education providers, employers and managers of nurses, including nurses themselves.

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