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Purpose: This study was aimed at exploring the
current status of graduate programs for an advanced
practice nurse(APN) to recommend future directions of
APN education. Methods: A total of 142 students
enrolled in seven APN specialty programs, 67
professors who were involved in APN education, and
nine nurse administrators participated in the study.
Data was collected by questionnaires and focus group
interviews. Results: The current definition of APN was
found not to be specific enough to represent expected
roles of APN in regards to knowledge, attitudes, roles,
and skills. Standard curricula employed regardless of
the area of APN specialty, lack of qualified clinical
practice settings, as well as prepared instructors were
found to be problematic. Conclusion: The following
needs to be addressed: 1. redefining of APN roles, 2.
tailoring specialty areas of APN, 3. consolidating
educational programs, and 4. ensuring APN role
models and faculty. Suggesting a CNS role in Korean
APN, areas of APN should be rearranged toclarify
their roles and educational programs need to be
further developed to meet the expectations and quality
of APNs. It is necessary to ensure APN's employment
in the health care system by laws and policies to
perform advanced nursing roles.