advanced nurse practitioner


Advanced nurse practitioners are in charge of promoting and restoring patients` health, provide diagnosis and care in advanced settings, coordinating care within areas of chronic disease management, providing integrated care, and supervising assigned team members. Advanced nurse practitioners are general care nurses who have acquired an expert knowledge base, complex decision making skills and clinical competencies for expanded clinical practice on advanced level.

Alternative label

  • staff development manager

  • clinical academic nurse specialist

  • advanced nurse manager

  • consultant health visitor

  • lead practice nurse

  • service manager

  • clinical matron

  • named nurse child protection

  • clinical academic

  • public health development manager

  • commissioning

  • head of community nursing

  • operating room nurse manager

  • advanced nursing practitioner

  • community team leader

  • advanced nurse

  • infection control nurse

  • team manager

  • service development and governance manager

  • advanced nurse, team leader

  • clinical trials nurse

Regulatory aspect

This occupation is covered by the Directive 2005/36/EC (and its amendments) on the recognition of professional qualifications. Further information on free movement of professionals. To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences



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