Towards a framework of advanced nursing practice for the clinical research nurse in cancer care

J. Bird, M. Kirshbaum

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Background: The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the regulatory body in the UK, is in the process of opening a new part of the register for Advanced Nurse Practitioners. This presents a potential opportunity for clinical research nurses within cancer care. 

Objectives: To explore the role of the clinical research nurse in cancer care whilst considering whether the role can be performed at a level that could be considered advanced practice. Consequently, a developmental model to enable the clinical research nurse to work towards an advanced level of practice is explored. 

Method: A literature review of the clinical research role in cancer care and analysis of published frameworks of advancing practice in nursing. 

Discussion: Advanced practice is not defined by the role but by the level of skill to which it is performed. There is scope within the role of the clinical research nurse to practice at a level beyond initial registration. A framework for development towards advanced practice within the cancer clinical research nurse role is suggested. 

Conclusion: Advanced practice within clinical research nursing is possible and provides a further level of career development that may facilitate movement between research and clinical practice. This could aid awareness, recruitment and retention of research staff within cancer care and other specialities. 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-171
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Effectiveness in Nursing
Volume9
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Clinical Nursing Research
Advanced Practice Nursing
Nurses
Research
Neoplasms
Nursing
Nurse Practitioners
Nurse's Role
Midwifery

Cite this

@article{83bcb3a8aefc4bca9e4e58c8e05b3976,
title = "Towards a framework of advanced nursing practice for the clinical research nurse in cancer care",
abstract = "Background: The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the regulatory body in the UK, is in the process of opening a new part of the register for Advanced Nurse Practitioners. This presents a potential opportunity for clinical research nurses within cancer care. Objectives: To explore the role of the clinical research nurse in cancer care whilst considering whether the role can be performed at a level that could be considered advanced practice. Consequently, a developmental model to enable the clinical research nurse to work towards an advanced level of practice is explored. Method: A literature review of the clinical research role in cancer care and analysis of published frameworks of advancing practice in nursing. Discussion: Advanced practice is not defined by the role but by the level of skill to which it is performed. There is scope within the role of the clinical research nurse to practice at a level beyond initial registration. A framework for development towards advanced practice within the cancer clinical research nurse role is suggested. Conclusion: Advanced practice within clinical research nursing is possible and provides a further level of career development that may facilitate movement between research and clinical practice. This could aid awareness, recruitment and retention of research staff within cancer care and other specialities. ",
author = "J. Bird and M. Kirshbaum",
year = "2005",
doi = "10.1016/j.cein.2006.08.008",
language = "English",
volume = "9",
pages = "161--171",
journal = "Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing",
issn = "1361-9004",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders",
number = "3-4",

}

Towards a framework of advanced nursing practice for the clinical research nurse in cancer care. / Bird, J.; Kirshbaum, M.

In: Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, Vol. 9, No. 3-4, 2005, p. 161-171.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Towards a framework of advanced nursing practice for the clinical research nurse in cancer care

AU - Bird, J.

AU - Kirshbaum, M.

PY - 2005

Y1 - 2005

N2 - Background: The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the regulatory body in the UK, is in the process of opening a new part of the register for Advanced Nurse Practitioners. This presents a potential opportunity for clinical research nurses within cancer care. Objectives: To explore the role of the clinical research nurse in cancer care whilst considering whether the role can be performed at a level that could be considered advanced practice. Consequently, a developmental model to enable the clinical research nurse to work towards an advanced level of practice is explored. Method: A literature review of the clinical research role in cancer care and analysis of published frameworks of advancing practice in nursing. Discussion: Advanced practice is not defined by the role but by the level of skill to which it is performed. There is scope within the role of the clinical research nurse to practice at a level beyond initial registration. A framework for development towards advanced practice within the cancer clinical research nurse role is suggested. Conclusion: Advanced practice within clinical research nursing is possible and provides a further level of career development that may facilitate movement between research and clinical practice. This could aid awareness, recruitment and retention of research staff within cancer care and other specialities. 

AB - Background: The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the regulatory body in the UK, is in the process of opening a new part of the register for Advanced Nurse Practitioners. This presents a potential opportunity for clinical research nurses within cancer care. Objectives: To explore the role of the clinical research nurse in cancer care whilst considering whether the role can be performed at a level that could be considered advanced practice. Consequently, a developmental model to enable the clinical research nurse to work towards an advanced level of practice is explored. Method: A literature review of the clinical research role in cancer care and analysis of published frameworks of advancing practice in nursing. Discussion: Advanced practice is not defined by the role but by the level of skill to which it is performed. There is scope within the role of the clinical research nurse to practice at a level beyond initial registration. A framework for development towards advanced practice within the cancer clinical research nurse role is suggested. Conclusion: Advanced practice within clinical research nursing is possible and provides a further level of career development that may facilitate movement between research and clinical practice. This could aid awareness, recruitment and retention of research staff within cancer care and other specialities. 

UR - https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-33751416364&doi=10.1016%2fj.cein.2006.08.008&partnerID=40&md5=dee193b9d519bb4767b90affc04d96db

U2 - 10.1016/j.cein.2006.08.008

DO - 10.1016/j.cein.2006.08.008

M3 - Article

VL - 9

SP - 161

EP - 171

JO - Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing

JF - Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing

SN - 1361-9004

IS - 3-4

ER -