Doctor of Nursing Practice: The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse

Academic Article


  • Objectives: To explore the evolution and emerging roles of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Data Sources: Published peer reviewed literature, cancer-related professional resources, and Web-based resources. Conclusion: The DNP education has prepared the APN for process improvement initiatives, providing quality care, and evidence-based practice translation, which are critical with the emerging trends in this complex health care environment. Implications for Nursing Practice: DNP-prepared APNs have the opportunity to impact oncology care across the cancer trajectory, in various settings, and in various innovative roles as entrepreneurs.
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    Author List

  • Walker DK; Polancich S
  • Start Page

  • 263
  • End Page

  • 272
  • Volume

  • 31
  • Issue

  • 4