APRN Role Analysis

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Introduction There are four types of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses or APRNs that have developed over time. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses include Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), and Nurse Practitioners (NP). These roles are registered nurses with expert training in their specific field. According to Detroit Free Press (2013), “APRNs provide high-quality, cost-effective primary care with positive clinical outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction” (Detroit Free Press, 2013). This paper will evaluate the most common advanced practice registered nurse (NP) and least common (CNM) roles in the United States.
Keywords: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

APRN Role Analysis In 2008 there were over 140,000 Nurse Practitioners and approximately 15,000 Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States. These Advance Practice Registered Nurses are “registered nurses who have completed a bachelor 's of science
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According to this study, “residents and families perceived the NP as improving availability and timeliness of care and helping to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations” (Ploeg, Kaasalainen, McAiney, Martin-Misener, Donald, Wickson-Griffiths, Carter, Sangster-Gormley, Martin, Brazil &Taniguchi, 2013, p. 8). In addition, “NPs were seen as providing resident and family-centered care and as providing enhanced quality of care. NPs established caring relationships with residents and families, providing both informational and emotional support, as well as facilitating their participation in decision making” (Ploeg, Kaasalainen, McAiney, Martin-Misener, Donald, Wickson-Griffiths, Carter, Sangster-Gormley, Martin, Brazil &Taniguchi, 2013, p.

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