This article is a curriculum overview of a graduate program of the Advanced Practico Home Care Nursing (APHCN) Program, which began at the School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, in 1996. A historical perspective of home care and the need for advanead practice nurses in the home care industry is provided. Curricular components of the APHCN Program are outlined. The roles of the home care clinical nurse specialist, home care nurse practitioner, and home care administrator are presented. Finally, a discussion is presented in which home care nursing demonstrates the efficacy of the advanced practice role and the need for well designed outcomes-based research
Acute and Critical Care in the Home| August 01 1998
Graduate Program: Advanced Practice Nurses in the Home
Carmen J. Portillo, RN, PhD;
From the School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1998) 9 (3): 355–361.
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Carmen J. Portillo, Karen L. Schumacher; Graduate Program: Advanced Practice Nurses in the Home. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1998; 9 (3): 355–361. doi:
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