Focus of subgroup

Gather, analyze and report data on the development of the APN role worldwide.

In line with the International Council of Nurses Nursing Research Position Statement, the Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Network Research Subgroup embraces the ICN Position that:

Research–based practice is a hallmark of professional nursing. Nursing research, both qualitative and quantitative, is critical for quality, cost effective care. (Nursing Research ICN).

The aims of the NP/APN Subgroup are to:

  • Support Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses in practice and policy related research;
  • Facilitate the provision of resources, tools and advice to NPs/APNs seeking to undertake research in their practice settings

In order to support and facilitate research by NPs/ APNs the Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Network will provide via the subgroup website:

  • Access to up to date research resources and tools
  • Research reports from national and international NP/APN studies and conferences
  • Research support tools
  • Information about funding sources for potential NP/APN projects
  • Provide guidance and support to NP/APN faculty to incorporate active research into the NP/APN curriculum

  • Franziska Geese, Switzerland Co-Chair
  • Deborah Gray, USA Co-Chair
  • Caryn Anderson, Israel Member
  • Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Canada Member
  • Andrew Cashin, Australia Member
  • Rose Collard, Netherlands Member
  • Pedro Sastre Fullana, Spain Member
  • Catarina Garcia, Portugal Member
  • Misuzu Nakamura, Japan Member
  • Bernadette Rae, United Kingdom Member
  • Miriam Sebego, Botswana Member
  • Wentao Zhou, Singapore Member