A Structured Process to Developing
Professional Identity through Role
The development of this book came about from an opportunity and honor to work on the preparation for the new Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) role for the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2018. As I pondered the path of becoming an advanced practice nurse and the process of role transition, I recognized that many nurses expanding their education to the APN level are already strong nurses yet are anxious about the new role of APN. This increased APN role transition stress is often related to the increased accountability, responsibility, and authority required upon entering the APN practice.