Publication - Corporate report

Transforming Nursing, Midwifery And Health Profession (NMaHP) roles: review of Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner roles within Scotland

Published: 5 Aug 2021
Directorate:
Chief Nursing Officer Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781839606069

The report of the Short Life Working Group (SLWG) set up by the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to review the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist as part of the Transforming Roles Programme, and improve national consistency in Scotland for Clinical Nurse Specialist and Specialist Practitioner roles.

Transforming Nursing, Midwifery And Health Profession (NMaHP) roles: review of Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner roles within Scotland
Annex L Distinguishing between the roles of Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist

Annex L Distinguishing between the roles of Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist

Footnote[34]

There is considerable overlap between the roles of Advanced Nurse Practitioner and an Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist. However, the role of ACNS is specialist, whereas, the ANP role tends to be generalist. Both ANP and ACNS roles will have shared learning, but each is associated with a different breadth and depth of knowledge. The ACNS requires a depth of knowledge within a specialist area, whereas the ANP will require a broader breadth of knowledge. This is illustrated in the diagram below.

 
A chart showing the depth and breadth of knowledge required for the 2 Advanced Practice roles

Contact

Email: ian.roxburgh@gov.scot