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Advanced Practice Registered Nursing is available to network, discuss and share trends and practices with Advanced Practice Nurses (APRN). An APRN is a Registered Nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing and/or a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a focus in the following four specialty areas: Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM).
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APRNs - What Happens if You are Sued?
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APRNs - What Happens if You are Sued?

Over on the NP forum, we’ve been discussing lawsuits - this is something very real and worrisome for providers. While nurses can get sued; most often they are...

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Writing the Prescription to Fix Broken Nurse Practitioner (NP) Education (Pt. I)
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Writing the Prescription to Fix Broken Nurse Practitioner (NP) Education (Pt. I)

NURSE PRACTITIONER HISTORY When Drs. Loretta Ford, RN and Henry Silver, MD developed the first NP certificate program in 1965 it provided experienced...

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Roles
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Roles

So...you’ve decided to advance your education and obtain a masters degree in nursing (MSN) or a terminal doctoral degree. Which route will you travel? What is your...

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"Ain't Nobody Got Time for the Drip": The Art of the Teenage/Young Adult Wellness Exam
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"Ain't Nobody Got Time for the Drip": The Art of the Teenage/Young Adult Wellness Exam

As a healthcare field we are stressed to get enough patients in for the day, phone calls, follow up labs, charting and on I could go. When providers see a...

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Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners
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Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners

The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will provide many more Americans access to health care. The ACA will reduce the cost of receiving health care, while...

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Quitting Your APRN Gig?
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Quitting Your APRN Gig?

Well...the title says it all: when do you know its time to move on? There are lots of reasons but here are some of the more common ones: Poor hours Lots of...

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Advance Practice Preceptorships - Should students find their own preceptors?
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Advance Practice Preceptorships - Should students find their own preceptors?

...There are several additional points that I would like to make at this time. The concept of students finding and arranging their own preceptorships in advance...

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To the APRN curriculum critics
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To the APRN curriculum critics

To the APRN hecklers, critics and malcontents.Many of you say that your MSN nursing education has too much “fluff”, referring to classes like cultural competency,...

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ESRD Patients in the PCP Office
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ESRD Patients in the PCP Office

So, you have finished your MSN or DNP, passed your certification exam, landed your first job in primary care and voila….you are seeing patients all by yourself. ...

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