Advanced Practice Nursing in Paraguay

Snapshot

APN Role Exists in Country Today:
No

Contact:
Ministry of Health – Paraguay

Role

There is minimal regulation of the role of health care professionals and their scope of practice available online (Hanratty & Meditz, 1988).  Currently nurses are trained up to the bachelor level in the country, but more detailed nursing role and specialization is not available.  However, the Ministry of Health in Paraguay will consider allowed expanded scopes of practice for individuals trained further outside of Paraguay (Republic of Paraguay, n.d.).

Meanwhile, nursing has expanded in Paraguay, with organized nursing dating back to the 1930’s.  Graduate education has also been offered since the 1980’s and has continued to expand promising future possibilities of the advanced nursing practice in the future (Paraguay Times, n.d.).

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References:
Hanratty, D.M. & Meditz, S.W. (1988).  Paraguay: A country study. Washington, D.C.: GPO for the Library of Congress.  Retrieved from:  http://countrystudies.us/paraguay/36.htm

Paraguay Times (n.d.).  Nursing jobs in Paraguay – An increasing demand.  Retrieved from: http://www.paraguaytimes.com/business-finance/business/nursing-jobs-in-paraguay-an-increasing-demand.html

Republic of Paraguay (n.d.). Del ejercicio de la enfermería el congreso de la nación Paraguaya sanciona con fuerza de ley, No 3206.  Retrieved from: http://www.enfermeria.uc.edu.py/node/53

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