A New Role for APNs?

  1. 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.
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Sent an email requesting correction re verbage CRNA's ....
    ? editor inadvertently shortened the title of "Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist" in the article:

    "The APN title encompasses four nursing areas that require advanced degrees: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives and certified nurse anesthetists.....

    ...Although CNAs have always administered medication, Conway-Welch says only recently have all states relaxed the rules to allow certified nurse midwives and nurse practitioners to prescribe."
    Otherwise positive article.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    YEs, Karen I agree. IL is probably one of the more progressive states. However, changing the reimbursement rate alone would make us so much more marketable.
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    yipeee...........they corrected the website.

    hi karen,

    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!

    regards,
    kara

    [font=high tower text]kara t. olsen
    [font=high tower text]healthleaders media
    [font=high tower text]kolsen@healthleadersmedia.com
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 8, '06
  6. by   Dieselmota
    Could someone briefly summarize for me the high points of the AMA resolution mentioned in the article to which the ANA is mounting a response? I am not familiar; yet curious. Thank you.

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