Health is considered as fundamental right of individual. To provide the population with broad access to basic health services, nurses have to carry out wide range of functions especially in underserved areas like rural sector, remote regions and urban areas. The transition of health care systems from a disease oriented model to health oriented model is an emerging trend1. Nursing is the largest of the health care professions and nurses are at the fore front of healthcare battles. Their contributions have always made significant difference for patients. Nurses have seen many changes in their roles. Innovations in health care, expanding health care systems and practice settings and the increasing needs of patients have been as stimulus for new nursing roles2.
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Praveen S. Pateel. Extended and Expanded Role of Nurse in Community Settings. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 3(2): April- June, 2015; Page 161-163.