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I have looked at that site and it still doesnt answer my questions. It is so general. I basically want to know: 1) Can I diagnose? 2) Write orders? 3) Write prescriptions 4) Order & Interpret diagnostic labs & tests
Thanks for the reply & link, traumaRUs !! So is there a difference between ARNP's and APN's ?? I'm a little confused...if i was a CNS, does that still qualify me as an Advanced Practice Nurse even though I'm not an actual Practitioner?
Also, has anybody heard of a CNS taking on a position in more of a small clinic setting as opposed to a hospital?? I would assume they would practice more like a ARNP...but is that ever an option, or is a CNS restricted to a hospital setting?? hope this makes sense !! Thanks !
APN or APRN are just titles that each state uses. In IL, for instance its APN (advanced practice nurse), in FL, seems likes its APRN (advanced practiced RN). The ANCC uses APRN as its designation but you end up using whatever title you state dictates.
I work in a large nephrology group and work primarily in two dialysis units handling the medical needs of 200 pts. I take call every 5th weekend in two hospitals where I round on our nephrology pts, do consults, dictate, etc.