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longwoods logo-1Longwoods' top ten read articles: The Role of Nursing Leadership in Integrating Clinical Nurse specialists and Nurse practitioners in Healthcare Delivery in Canada

We are very pleased to congratulate Dr. Carter and team who's recent article entitled "The role of nursing leadership in integrating clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in healthcare delivery in Canada" has been listed under Longwoods' top ten read articles.


Supportive nursing leadership is important for the successful introduction and implementation of advanced practice nursing roles in Canadian healthcare settings. For this paper, we drew on pertinent sections of a scoping review of the literature and key informant interviews conducted for a decision support synthesis on advanced practice nursing to describe and explore organizational leadership in planning and implementing advanced practice nursing roles. Leadership strategies that optimize successful role integration include initiating systematic planning to develop the roles based on patient and community needs, engaging stakeholders, using established Canadian role implementation toolkits, ensuring utilization of all dimensions of the role, communicating clear messages to increase awareness about the roles in the organization, creating networks and facilitating mentorship for those in the role, and negotiating role expectations with physicians and other members of the healthcare team. Leaders face challenges in creating and securing sustainable funding for the roles and providing adequate infrastructure support.

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hfo-logo-newHealthForceOntario Radius: Internationally Educated Health Professionals

Immigration and internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs) have always played an important role in building Canadian society and its health care system. The number of physicians in practice who are international medical graduates (IMGs) has been consistently tracked for a number of years. Using Ontario's Health Professions Database (HPDB), we are much more capable of providing consistent and comparable evidence for other regulated IEHPs. HPDB data does not address some of the broader immigration, licensing and regulatory issues, but it does allow for a timely and consistent comparison of the demographic, educational and employment characteristics of over 20 regulated health professions.

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