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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151151
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Success Factors and Barriers to the Development of APNs in Singapore
Abstract:
Success Factors and Barriers to the Development of APNs in Singapore
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Kannusamy, Premarani, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Ministry of Health
Title:Deputy Chief Nursing Officer
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Advanced practice nursing began in Singapore in 2003 with the commencement of the Master of Nursing programme. To date there are about 30 APNs and interns. Understanding the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) role and its relationship to other roles within nursing and other health professions is important to ensure growth and maturation of the role in Singapore. The aim of this paper is to highlight the success factors and barriers to the development of APNs in Singapore. Method: A longitudinal survey was conducted on 30 APN interns. Information on characteristics of practice settings, role responsibilities, aspects of practice, satisfaction with role and key indicators to success, and barriers for role development were gathered at the 1, 2 and 3 years upon graduation. Results: The findings showed that level of preparation was ranked highly by the interns followed by knowledge and support for physicians. In terms of barriers, this study showed that lack of knowledge and physician support were identified as barriers for successful implementation. Conclusion: The findings provide important insights into the evolving APN practice in Singapore. This paper will discuss some of the efforts made to improve the successful implementation of APNs in Singapore. Continued study into the role of the APN is needed to enhance role acceptance and development.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSuccess Factors and Barriers to the Development of APNs in Singaporeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151151-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Success Factors and Barriers to the Development of APNs in Singapore</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kannusamy, Premarani, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ministry of Health</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Deputy Chief Nursing Officer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">prema_k@moh.gov.sg</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Advanced practice nursing began in Singapore in 2003 with the commencement of the Master of Nursing programme. To date there are about 30 APNs and interns. Understanding the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) role and its relationship to other roles within nursing and other health professions is important to ensure growth and maturation of the role in Singapore. The aim of this paper is to highlight the success factors and barriers to the development of APNs in Singapore. Method: A longitudinal survey was conducted on 30 APN interns. Information on characteristics of practice settings, role responsibilities, aspects of practice, satisfaction with role and key indicators to success, and barriers for role development were gathered at the 1, 2 and 3 years upon graduation. Results: The findings showed that level of preparation was ranked highly by the interns followed by knowledge and support for physicians. In terms of barriers, this study showed that lack of knowledge and physician support were identified as barriers for successful implementation. Conclusion: The findings provide important insights into the evolving APN practice in Singapore. This paper will discuss some of the efforts made to improve the successful implementation of APNs in Singapore. Continued study into the role of the APN is needed to enhance role acceptance and development.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:53:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:53:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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