The 2004 Schering Lecture: Are Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) here to stay? The APN in the oncology setting

Krista Lachance

Abstract


I feel extremely honoured to have been asked to present at the 2004 CANO conference on a topic that is near and dear to my heart, “Are advanced practice nurses (APNs) here to stay? The APN in the oncology setting.” Oncology nursing is one of my passions. I am convinced that in life, if you want something, you have to believe in it with passion, and it is my consuming passion for nursing and advanced nursing practice that has brought me here today to speak to you, my colleagues. I challenge each of us to find our passion in nursing. It does not have to be in advanced nursing practice, but I believe we have a responsibility to support one another in our often complex pursuits.


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