Strategic directions and actions for advanced practice nursing in China

Martha N. Hill, Judith Parker, Huaping Liu, Yan Hu, Guifang Guo

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There is a need and opportunity for China to develop education and practice innovations given that advance practice nurses (APNs) improve health care and outcomes. The China Medical Board (CMB) China Nursing Network (CCNN) began planning for an Advanced Nursing Practice Program for education and career development that will facilitate CCNN's contributions to meeting national nursing policy priorities. This paper presents the discussion, recommendations and action plans developed at the inaugural planning meeting on June 26, 2015 at Fudan University in Shanghai. The recommendations are: Develop standards for advanced nursing practice; Develop Master's level curricula based on the standards; Commence pilot projects across a number of University affiliated hospitals; and Prepare clinical tutors and faculty. The strategic directions and actions are: Develop a clinical career ladder system; Expand the nursing role from hospital to community; and Build a specialty nurse accreditation system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 10 2017


  • Advanced nursing practice
  • China
  • Masters education
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing practice
  • Nursing specialists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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