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iNFORMATION ABOUT AMERICAN NURSING

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I`m a Spanish Nurse and can't undesrtand the difference between RN,NP,LPN,CNS,CNA and BSN. Can you explain that to me?

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RN= Registered Nurse

NP= Nurse Practitioner (advanced practice RN)

LPN= Licensed Practical Nurse (different education level than RN, several limitations on scope of practice, sometimes limits placed by place of employent)

CNS=Clinical Nurse Specialist (another advanced practice RN)

CNA=either Certified Nursing Assistant (unlicensed) or may be a Certified Nurse Anesthetist

BSN= one of the RN nursing education levels (four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing, obtained at a university)

There are sites that give definitions and abbreviations, but I do not know the URLs. You can do a web search, suggest "nursing abbreviations" Hope this helps.

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