This subject facilitates the synthesis of previous knowledge into a framework for advanced practice in a nursing specialty. Theories of role socialization and development, as they apply to advanced nursing within the context of the participant’s own sphere of practice are explored. Major perspectives relating to role definition, performance parameters and outcome measures are integrated into advanced practice through an individualized learning plan. A negotiated learning plan comprises the work and assessment for this course. Each participant negotiates a work plan directly related to their own practice area with the course coordinator. The learning plan, therefore, enables participants to examine and evaluate the scope of practice so that they engage in learning that is directly pertinent to their own professional growth and ongoing development.