Measuring APN Activity and Workload

It was a sell out crowd that attended OAPN’s most recent Research Seminar Series presentation
on “Measuring APN Activity and Workload in Canadian Cancer Control on October 26, 2011.
The presenters included Esther Green (Provincial Head of Nursing and Psychosocial Oncology,
Cancer Care Ontario) and Denise Bryant-Lukosius (Associate Professor, McMaster School of
Nursing; Director, OAPN). Presentation objectives were to:

  • Define nursing activity and workload.
  • Provide rationale for the need to measure APN activity and workload.
  • Summarize what is known about measuring APN activity and workload.
  • Discuss the challenges and outline recommendations for measuring oncology APN
    activity and workload in Canada.

A diverse group of over 100 healthcare professionals from Canada, Australia, the United States,
and the United Kingdom participated in this dynamic seminar. Participants included nurse
practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, advanced practice nurses, nurse managers,
registered nurses, professors, researchers, professional practice educators, policy analysts,
graduate students, and international project managers.

On November 21, 2011 and February 22, 2012, Denise Bryant-Lukosius provided follow-up
presentations on APN Activity and Workload to the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) APN
Group and Cancer Care Ontario’s Oncology APN-Community of Practice respectively.

The full presentation can be accessed at: