Wanting more complex nursing work?




Here at APNA, we know some of our general practice nurse members feel the frustration of not working to their full scope of practice. Our recent workforce survey showed 161 respondents had talked to employers in the past year about doing more complex clinical activities within their scope of practice. Of these, 45 said more complex roles were then negotiated – great news for their career development and for their employers’ services. However, the remainder said their employers didn’t want to extend their roles. This graph below shows that over a third of our 1076 nurse respondents feel underutilised. Watch out for the next Primary Times to read the full results of the workforce survey. For information on expanding your practice, go to http://bit.ly/29Suc9J. And watch this space to read more on APNA’s government-funded research into nurse-led clinics.

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