To provide a national forum to identify, discuss, examine and debate important issues relevant to the integration of specialized and advanced nursing roles in Canada.
To improve patient health, quality of care and healthcare utilization and costs through research and knowledge translation activities that inform nursing practice and the effective use of specialized and advanced nursing roles in chronic disease management in collaboration with provincial, national and international stakeholders.
To promote faculty and staff development through education and external consultation and guidance for the development of new or ongoing research or other related initiatives.
To provide national stakeholders with consultation and guidance on the development of new or ongoing research or other nursing and APN related initiatives.To provide and maximize the use of staff and practical resources to support the conduct of research and knowledge translation activities.
To provide opportunities to promote stakeholder understanding of the effective development and use of specialized and advanced nursing roles nursing roles through education and other knowledge translation activities.
To provide a forum for manuscript review and development and the submission of abstracts for peer reviewed presentations.
To promote team collaboration, cooperation, and support for joint research.