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Review of Advanced Nursing Practice Project

Dr Carole McKenna, Senior Professional Officer

In 2022, the CNO asked NIPEC to undertake a programme of work to inform the strategic direction and future needs of Advanced Nursing Practice in Northern Ireland.

The Advanced Nursing Practice Framework: Supporting Advanced Nursing Practice in Health and Social Care Trusts (DHSSPS,2016) was launched to enable a strategic and consistent approach to the development and implementation of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner role in Northern Ireland.

An MSc Advanced Nursing Practice Programme was subsequently commissioned, co-produced and delivered from 2017, underpinned by the Advanced Nursing Practice Framework and funded by the Department of Health.

To meet the project aim, a Steering Group was convened by Dr Carole McKenna, NIPEC Project Lead and chaired by Donna Keenan, Executive Director of Nursing, Primary Care and Older People’s Services, Western Health and Social Care Trust.

The Advanced Nursing Practice in Northern Ireland: Analysis and Recommendations was launched by the Department of Health’s Chief Nursing Officer in November 2023.

Work is ongoing to implement the recommendations.


Launch of ANP Report

Dr Carole McKenna,NIPEC; Donna Keenan, WHSCT; Linda Kelly, CE of NIPEC; Maria McIlgorm ,CNO and Mary Frances McManus, Deputy CNO at the launch.

View  Advanced Nursing Practice In Northern Ireland: Analysis and Recommendations

Relevant project documents can be viewed in the Related Services section.


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