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Leading the way for APRN practice in the VHA

Leading the way for APRN practice in the VHA

When the Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Health, Advancing Change was released in 2010, nurse leaders in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) took notice. In its 2011 annual report, the Advanced Practice Nursing Advisory Group submitted a [Read More]

Calling all nurses

Calling all nurses

State legislation needed to implement the APRN Consensus Model By Andrea Brassard, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP As most states begin their new legislative sessions at the start of the year, it’s time to take action to support scope of practice legislation for advanced practice [Read More]

So you want to be an APRN?

So you want to be an APRN?

This column is for RNs who are considering graduate education and clinical training to become an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).  Given that there are four APRN roles, your first decision is: What type of APRN do you want to be? (See table “Types of APRNs.”) [Read More]

Are you aware of changes to APRN certifications?

Important changes have occurred in advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) certification programs as implementation of the APRN Consensus Model progresses, establishing national standards for uniform regulation of APRNs in all states. ANCC certification update The [Read More]

Scope of practice wins in Iowa, Nevada, Oregon and Rhode Island

Scope of practice wins in Iowa, Nevada, Oregon and Rhode Island

This spring, the American Nurses Association (ANA) and its state nurses associations celebrated legal and legislative victories for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs.) Iowa Supreme Court ruling A May 31 decision by the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed the ability of [Read More]

Making the case for NPs as primary care providers

Making the case for NPs as primary care providers

As the nation moves closer to implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and millions of Americans become eligible for insurance coverage, recent reports from three influential sources call for expanded use of nurse practitioners (NPs) as primary care providers. The Health [Read More]

Urgent need

Urgent need

NPs can help meet the primary care services challenge Since opening their doors in 1985, the nurse practitioners (NPs) who run FamilyCare of Kent have been providing a full range of primary care services to residents in this culturally diverse community located just outside [Read More]

Ask for an advanced practice registered nurse

Ask for an advanced practice registered nurse

Increasing public awareness of the four advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) roles is a key component of advancing the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) policy agenda. In a culture where people are often told to “ask your doctor,” APRNs must ensure that the [Read More]

APRNs benefit from EHR Incentive Program

APRNs benefit from EHR Incentive Program

Health information technology (health IT) is a cornerstone of health care reform.  Greater use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange has the potential to reduce medical errors, improve care coordination, eliminate wasteful duplication and [Read More]

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American Nurses Association Announces National Award Recipients

Five to be Inducted into ANA Hall of Fame The American Nurses Association (ANA) has announced the recipients of its [Read More]

Time to Cast Your Ballot for Nurses!

Modern Healthcare’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” ranking salutes transformative leaders in [Read More]

Leading the way for APRN practice in the VHA

Leading the way for APRN practice in the VHA

When the Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Health, Advancing Change was released in 2010, [Read More]

ANF expands ‘Honor a Nurse’

ANF expands ‘Honor a Nurse’

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) announced that Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and [Read More]

ACA progress report

ACA progress report

Nurses need to lead and promote health care reform By Alice Benjamin, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, PCCN-CMC Almost four years [Read More]

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