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Original Citation - Elder RG, Bullough B. Nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists: are the roles merging? Clin Nurse Spec. 1990;4(2):78–84.  View in PubMed

Price & Availability - Click here to view modified instrument used by Mayo et al. (see Published APN studies).  Unable to locate original survey. Free to use with acknowledgement of source.

Brief Description of Instrument - Developed for use with both Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and Nurse Practitioners (NP), determines how the activities of CNSs and NPs converge and diverge. 49 items list activities to which the respondent reports engaging (yes/no). Nine open-ended items allow the respondent to add other activities within the role and other categories (i.e. billing).

Scale Format - Yes/No, short answer

Administration Technique - Self-administered questionnaire

Content & Face Validity - Items derived from literature review, reviewed by experts for face validity.  

Published APN Studies Using Instrument - Clinical nurse specialist practice patterns. Mayo AM, Omery A, Agocs-Scott LM, Khaghani F, Meckes PG, Moti N, Redeemer J, Voorhees M, Gravell C, Cuenca E. Clin Nurse Spec. 2010 Mar-Apr;24(2):60-8.  View in PubMed

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