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‘APRN Focus’ Archives

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]

In 31 states, APRNs care for more than 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries

In 31 states, APRNs care for more than 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries

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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]

Opportunities for APRNs through state health insurance exchanges

Opportunities for APRNs through state health insurance exchanges

The Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act has renewed interest in an important aspect of the health care reform legislation:  the establishment of state health insurance exchanges.  In the September/October 2011 issue of The American Nurse, this column provided [Read More]

APRNs have One Strong Voice

APRNs have One Strong Voice

Since 2010, working on health policy and advocacy has been like drinking from the proverbial fire hose.  Between the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the influence of the IOM Future of Nursing report there are tremendous opportunities for advanced practice [Read More]

Finding the path to success in state-level APRN advocacy

Finding the path to success in state-level APRN advocacy

Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) issues are a priority for many constituent and state nurses associations (C/SNAs), and they expend significant resources to launch advocacy efforts.  So what makes a “good” state-level strategy successful? Which factors are [Read More]

Clinical privileges: Opening doors for APRNs

Clinical privileges: Opening doors for APRNs

The opportunity to be credentialed as full members of a hospital medical staff, with admitting, discharge, and appropriate clinical privileges, is essential to practice for many advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Unfortunately, in many communities, APRN practice [Read More]

ANA works to protect APRN scope of practice

ANA works to protect APRN scope of practice

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) have long faced situations that restrict their ability to practice and to compete in the health care marketplace.  With the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act and millions more people gaining access to health care, [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

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