NPs Change to APRNs

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NPs change to APRNs

You can say that you were around when advanced practice nurses consolidated into a uniform approach to practice and credentialing. In other words, how NPs change to APRNs. was developed to give you an unbiased perspective on the  process and give you some valuable resources to use in your certification preparation.

When all is said and done, clinical information is clinical information.  Your problem is learning and retaining enough information to not only pass the exam, but also be a positive force in your patient’s health journey.

APRN Consensus

With over 267,000 advanced practice nurses in the country, there are a lot of changes related to certification content, material expected to learn, levels of detail, re-certification intervals, grandfather clauses, and more. As NPs change to APRNs, we will sort out these details, what is true today, may not be true tomorrow. Some specialties will fade away, while newer sub-specialties come into view.

NPs change to APRNsOne of the tenets of the “medical home” is leaving specialized care and protocols to specialized personnel who, data has shown, have better outcomes. In ICU’s, outpatient surgery clinics, schools, and more, APRNs have been trusted to manage the care of patients within these settings, and in some cases, do better, than a clinician with a broad range of responsibilities.

Learning what you need to know, applying it responsibly and equitably in the health care arena, is the responsibility of all APRNs.