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Words matter

Words matter

The goal of effective dialogue, collaboration and interprofessional understanding when discussing APRN practice is sometimes hampered by politically and emotionally charged language. Given the widespread use of terms like independent, collaboration, supervision and [Read More]

So you want to be an APRN? Know your options!

So you want to be an APRN?  Know your options!

This column is for RNs who are considering graduate education and clinical training to become an advanced practice registered nurse. 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.”) To help [Read More]

Interprofessional task force tackles barriers to clinical training

Interprofessional task force tackles barriers to clinical training

Whether you are a practicing advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), an educator or an administrator, you are likely aware that one of the most significant challenges to increasing the number of APRNs is clinical experience. While the changing health care environment [Read More]

Wave of newly insured individuals escalates the need for services and payment

Wave of newly insured individuals escalates the need  for services and payment

Significant barriers exist to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) getting paid by private insurers. The problems are varied and include refusal to credential APRNs at all, creating requirements for supervision that exceed state requirements, and inequitable [Read More]

Despite the name, ‘Physician Compare’ is not for physicians only

Despite the name, ‘Physician Compare’ is not for physicians only

You may be familiar with “Hospital Compare,” part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. For more than a decade, Hospital Compare has publicly reported hospital quality-of-care information. “Physician Compare” was [Read More]

Transition to full practice authority for APRNs

Transition to full practice authority for APRNs

The American Nurses Association (ANA) supports its constituent and state nurses associations (C/SNAs) as they seek removal of legislative and regulatory barriers to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) services. The ANA staff participates in weekly “SWAT” [Read More]

FTC policy paper examines competition and the regulation of APRNs

FTC policy paper examines competition and the regulation of APRNs

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a policy paper that should be required reading for state legislators. “Policy Perspectives: Competition and the Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses” is a positive outcome of the 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) [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, 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]

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]

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