About IAPN


Welcome to International Advanced Practice Nursing (IAPN).  IAPN is an all volunteer-run, web-based organization, created in mid-2013 and is the first of its kind created for convenient and reliable reference to advanced practice nursing in the world today.  The site includes country profiles for more than 30 countries, identifying their current status of advanced nursing practice.

Unlike some other medical professions, the role of APNs greatly varies according to every nations’ health care needs, sociodemographics, and education and is continually expanding.  As this site is a continued work in progress because the role is ever-changing, it is the author’s hope that readers may provide the essential insight to help describe their role and the current political pursuits in changing that role in their current country.


In the event you find yourself drawn to this topic yourself, there are opportunities to volunteer with IAPN in varying commitments if you so desire.  As this site is made available freely and is not for profit, there is no financial benefit or compensation for any individual with IAPN.

Some basic examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Staying abreast of current international APN news
  • Posting to IAPNs Twitter feed
  • Writing or updating country synopses to APN internationally

Some benefits of volunteering can include:

  • Increased international APN awareness
  • Resume building
  • Certificate of participation
  • Publication on IAPNs site
  • Online profile for notoriety
  • Use of IAPN as a reference for professional expansion

In the event you are interested in volunteering with IAPN, please contact the editor.


While this resource is free, and at the convenience of the internet, it takes both time and knowledge to create this site, only made possible with the countless hours of the many authors and articles already available in the world today.

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