Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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Akiko Kondo

School of Nursing, Graduate School of Nursing, Tokyo Women's Medical University,

  • Research Article
    Advanced Practice Nurses in Japan: Education and Related Issues
    Author(s): Akiko KondoAkiko Kondo

    Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have proven their abilities and have been authorized to practice in many developed countries. NPs play some independent roles that previously were the roles of physicians. However, NPs have not been introduced in Japan. The main reason is that there is not enough evidence that nurses can practice independently from physicians to change the Medical Practitioners Act. The Japanese version of an NP, which is similar to a Physician Assistant, is under consideration for introduction in Japan. The Japanese version of NPs would be able to conduct specific medical treatments with a “comprehensive order” from a physician. Certified Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and Certified Nurses (CNs) are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Japan. The outcome evaluations of the performance of CNSs have been limited to the descriptive data of case reports. Studie.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1168.S5-004

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