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Table 1 CNCs perceptions of how important each domain of practice is in their current position and how important it should be (n = 16)

From: The role of a clinical nurse consultant in an Australian Health District: a quantitative survey

  Plays a part in my CNC role Should play a part in my CNC role
Domains Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
n  = 6 (%) n  = 9 (%) n  = 1 (%) n  = 6 (%) n  = 9 (%) n  = 1 (%)
Clinical Services Planning & Management       
Not at all 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Occasionally 2 (33) 4 (44) 1 (100) 1 (17) 0 (0) 1 (100)
Frequently 4 (67) 5 (56) 0 (0) 5 (83) 9 (100) 0 (0)
Clinical Services & Consultancy       
Not at all 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Occasionally 1 (17) 1 (11) 1 (100) 1 (17) 0 (0) 1 (100)
Frequently 5 (83) 8 (89) 0 (0) 5 (83) 9 (100) 0 (0)
Clinical Leadership       
Not at all 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Occasionally 1 (17) 0 (0) 1 (100) 1 (17) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Frequently 5 (83) 9 (100) 0 (00 5 (83) 9 (100) 1 (100)
Research       
Not at all 0 (0) 1 (11) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (11) 0 (0)
Occasionally 2 (33) 5 (56) 0 (0) 3 (50) 4 (44) 1 (100)
Frequently 4 (68) 3 (33) 1 (100) 3 (50) 4 (44) 0 (0)
Education       
Not at all 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Occasionally 3 (50) 1 (11) 0 (0) 2 (33) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Frequently 3 (50) 8 (89) 1 (100) 4 (67) 9 (100) 1 (100)