Conference speakers


Dr Melanie Rogers is a University Teaching Fellow for Advanced Practice at the University of Huddersfield in the UK. She is also an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care as well as the Chair of the International Council of Nurses, Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network. She is a Queens Nurse having been awarded this title for her work in practice and education. She has worked as a nurse for over 25 years having trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. She has worked in many settings including acute medicine, endocrinology, gynaecology, oncology and emergency care in the UK and Canada before training to be a Nurse Practitioner in 1998.
After pioneering the Nurse Practitioner role in the Yorkshire region she went on to develop the Advanced Practice routes at the University of Huddersfield. She set up and developed a local Nurse Practitioner forum, became active nationally in the Association of Advanced Practice Educators before serving on several Sub Groups with the ICN Nurse Practitioner Network. She was elected as Chair of this network earlier this year.
Dr Rogers is passionate about advanced practice as a way of providing the care needed at the point of need for patients. Her work and research has focused on how to provide truly holistic care to patients and her doctoral studies have led to a framework for Nurse Practitioners to help patients find hope, meaning and purpose during times of illness and challenge.
She has multiple publications on clinical aspects of advanced practice and has just published an edited book on Spiritually Competent Practice. Her recent research projects have included an international study with colleagues from the network on Job Satisfaction for Nurse Practitioners in Developed and Developing Countries and she is working closely with the ICN to continue to clarify and define the Advanced Practice roles for nurses.

Her presentation will provide an overview of the ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network, followed by the international developments of Advanced Practice roles globally. This will include a case study of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the UK

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