Philosophical Clarity and Justifying the Scope of Advanced Practice Nursing

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The United States (US) Department of Veterans Affairs proposed a policy change for nursing practice that would grant full practice authority to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) nationwide. In this article, the author briefly explains this proposed policy and explores the relevance and implications of bringing philosophy into policy debates and discussions about the nature and scope of practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalNursing science quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • advanced practice nursing
  • conceptual knowledge
  • philosophy
  • scope of practice
  • theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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