A new role for advanced practice nurses in Canada: bridging the gap in health services for rural older adults.

@article{Higuchi2006ANR,
  title={A new role for advanced practice nurses in Canada: bridging the gap in health services for rural older adults.},
  author={Kathryn S Higuchi and Brad Hagen and Sharon R Brown and Mark Pjil Zieber},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={49-55}
}
This article is a report on the evaluation of a new nursing initiative in rural western Canada-the gerontological advanced practice nurse (GAPN) project. Using a qualitative approach in the i initial evaluative phase, the authors determined how the GAPN evolved, functioning primarily in a clinical nurse specialist role, and identified the successes and challenges of the project. The initial findings indicated health benefits to rural older adults. The project's success was attributed to strong… CONTINUE READING

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