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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0864-0319On-line version ISSN 1561-2961


NARANJO HERNANDEZ, Ydalsys  and  CONCEPCION PACHECO, José Alejandro. Definition and history of Advanced Practice Nursing. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.1, e1303.  Epub Mar 01, 2018. ISSN 0864-0319.


The appearance of the term advanced nursing practice is relatively recent. In Cuba, the forms of education in this practice have been apparent since the first years after the triumph of the revolution until today.


To systematize the definition and history of advanced practice nursing.


A systematic literature review was conducted to develop a thoughtful critical analysis of original content and review articles published in Spanish and English between 1999 and 2015. The keywords used were "advanced nursing practice", "definition of nursing advanced practice "," history of advanced nursing practice "search was conducted on the basis of SciELO, Ebsco, LILACS and MEDLINE / PubMed data.


The review of the history of advanced practice nursing evidence is a process in constant movement that includes overcoming, training, continuous and continuing education, academic training and comes to meet the social demands of the population, consolidated through the development of different organizational, educational and research structures.

Keywords : Advanced Practice Nursing; therapeutic collaboration; expert clinical thinking; health-disease process.

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