The following resources are highly recommended for nurse practitioners (NP) or hospital administrators who are considering the implementation of NP authority to admit, treat and discharge hospital patients. Resources are listed alphabetically.
Australia (New South Wales)
Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong.
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)
A key 2010 report by A. DiCenso and D. Bryant-Lukosius on advanced practice nursing (APN) roles in Canada
Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership
Dec. 2010 issue focusing on APN roles, including NPs.
Canadian Nurses Association
Integration Plan for the Nurse Practitioner Role and tools for advocacy.
College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
Examines NP-sensitive outcomes in multiple clinical settings and reviews current literature.
McMaster University Chair in Advanced Practice Nursing
The CHSRF (Canadian Health Services Research Fund)/CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Chair ran from 2001-2011 and was co-sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.
APN Data Collection Toolkit (including the PEPPA Framework)
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)
This 2012 report called is a valuable tool for organizations looking to implement Regulation 965 and move towards full utilization of NPs.
Other related publications
Evidence for Nurse Practitioners (NP) hospital based roles positively impacting patient care exist. Information on the NP in the Most Responsible Pronder (MRP) role exists in pockets of primary care in Canada and the United States.