1. What do these abbreviations stand for please?

    I assume RN is Registered Nurse?

    NP? Nurse Practitioner?





    Thanks in advance
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  3. by   XingtheBBB
    I assume RN is Registered Nurse? yes

    NP? Nurse Practitioner? yes

    CRNA? Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (like an NP, a CRNA has at least a Master's Degree (soon minimum will be doctorate) and practices advanced decision making and skills

    LVN? Licensed Vocational Nurse
    LPN? Licenesed Practical Nurseh
    these titles are for the same scope of nurse who does much of what an RN does, depending on facility. The use of "V" or "P" varies by state

    CNA? Certified Nursing Assistant- nurses' aides in nursing homes must be state certified.
  4. by   classicdame
    Also, APN is advanced practice nurse - someone with minimum of graduate degree who is able to prescribe certain medications and therapies.
  5. by   Libitina
    Thanks guys. Didn't realise you had so many different types of nurses over there.