The Promising Health Promotion Role of Advanced Practice Nurses in the Sultanate of Oman

  • Munira Al-Rumhi
  • Khaldoun Aldiabat

Abstract

Background: Health promotion contributes significantly to enhancing population awareness and improving their knowledge of wellness and illness. Advanced practice nurses (APNs) play a major role in lifestyle modification, treatment regimen, coordination of care, individual patient care and health promotion. The Omani health care system has seen changes in epidemiology from communicable diseases to non-communicable diseases. The title of APNs is still not conceptualized enough in Oman, and the role of APNs in Oman is still not well-known.  Aim: this paper aims to discuss the expected and the promising role of APNs in health promotion in the Sultanate of Oman. Method: Both published and grey literature and reports were reviewed to draw a roadmap for the expected role of APNs in Oman. Result: APNs in Oman have many health promotion competencies that qualify them professionally and ethically to play an important role in promoting health and preventing diseases in Omani society. Conclusion: Preparing, recruiting, and engaging APNs in the Omani health care system is important for optimizing Omanis' health and preventing diseases. 

Published
2020-08-10
Section
Articles