by kara olsen, for healthleaders news, nov. 1, 2006:
a new role for apns?
the apn title encompasses four nursing areas that require advanced degrees: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives and certified nurse anesthetists. according to the most recent national sample survey of registered nurses, apns make up 8.3 percent of the total r.n. population.
Nov 3, '06
yipeee...........they corrected the website.
thank you for the clarification. you are correct and i’ve changed the content online to reflect the “registered” and the “r” in the titles. in most of my interviews for this story we tended to refer to the role as a certified nurse anesthetist in conversation, so when i shortened the term in the text, my incorrect abbreviation gave the wrong information. we have a thorough factcheck process and this is one of those rare times when a mistake made it into the story. thanks for keeping us on our toes!
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