Welcome to the 8th ICN INP/APNN Conference!
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally. ICN has all together eleven networks. International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network (INP/APNN) is one of them.
Finnish Nurses Association
The Finnish Nurses Association is a professsional organization for registered nurses. Currently it has more than 50,000 members: nurses, public health nurses, midwives, and paramedics. The members cover a wide range of nursing occupations – from clinical nurses to teachers, students, researchers, and management.
Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse
According to the ICN a Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse is a registered nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context and/or country in which s/he is credentialed to practice. A master level degree is recommended for entry level.
Advanced nursing practice: Expanding access and improving healthcare outcomes
The 8th ICN INP/APNN Conference will be hosted by the Finnish Nurses Association and will take place in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, 18-20 August 2014.
Meet colleagues from all over the world
The conference will offer an arena for nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, researchers, educators, policy makers, and managers from all over the world to share and analyse issues on advanced nursing practice locally and globally.
Access and outcomes
The Helsinki conference aims to highlight the role of advanced practice nurses in promoting health care access and achieving intended outcomes.
The focus will be on the impact of APN roles on patient and health care outcomes, also on the society and global levels. Questions related to patients’ equality, advanced career possibilities, evidence based practices, and prerequisites for practice will be of interest.
Helsinki welcomes you!
Helsinki is known as a friendly, safe, and functional city, which is easy to get around and reach. It has been ranked as one of the best places to live. Welcome to share experiences of advanced practice nursing in the Helsinki spirit – spread our talent, ideas, and sisu!