Advanced Practice Nursing Articles

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

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

by cjcsoon2bnp - NURSE PRACTITIONER HISTORY When Drs. Loretta Ford, RN and Henry Silver, MD developed the first NP certificate program in 1965 it provided experienced... Read More →

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APRNs - What Happens if You are Sued?

APRNs - What Happens if You are Sued?

by traumaRUs - 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... Read More →

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

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

by milwerica - 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... Read More →

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Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners

Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners

by lazer31285 - 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... Read More →

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Advance Practice Preceptorships - Should students find their own preceptors?

Advance Practice Preceptorships - Should students find their own preceptors?

by husky171 - ...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... Read More →

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To the APRN curriculum critics

To the APRN curriculum critics

by Psychcns - 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,... Read More →

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ESRD Patients in the PCP Office

ESRD Patients in the PCP Office

by traumaRUs - 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. ... Read More →

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