The successful introduction of APN requires a coalition of nursing leaders and national nursing associations to establish consensus on the types and definitions of advanced practice nurses
, and how they will improve outcomes in PHC.
Recommendation: To meet the access needs of those suffering from opioid use disorders in acquiring medication-assisted treatment, recommendations exist to ensure advanced practice nurses
are practicing to the greatest extent of their scope of practice in New Mexico with the appropriate education and training to prescribe and monitor Buprenorphine treatment (Strobbe & Hobbins, 2012).
Where those newly minted advanced practice nurses
practice -- after passing a national certification exam -- may also determine how they practice, according to Stephanie Ahmed, president of the Massachusetts Coalition for Nurse Practitioners.
Despite claims by physician groups that doctor supervision improves patient safety and lowers operating costs, multiple studies have shown advanced practice nurses
and physicians offer comparable primary health care.
She is the driving force behind Columbia Advanced Practice Nurse
Associates (CAPNA), the first practice in the United States in which advanced practice nurses
are reimbursed at the same rate as physicians by major insurance companies.
* Changes the title of Advanced Practice Nurse
Prescriber (APNP) to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Prescriber (APRN-P).
- Jeanne Markowski, Outstanding Advanced Practice Nurse
The Board's Advance Practice Registered Nurse Committee has worked diligently over the past eight months to create recommendations to enable the Board to recognize this group as advanced practice nurses
Focusing on the nonclinical roles and responsibilities of the advanced practice nurse
(APN), the text addresses the evolution of advanced practice; the practice environment; competency in advanced practice; and the ethical, legal, and business acumen.
The requirement for the advanced practice nurse
in nephrology nursing is a graduate degree in nursing, advanced content in the clinical specialty, and experience in nursing.
In the case of a co-signature on an order, it would imply that the advanced practice nurse
knows the patient and agrees the order is the correct one for that patient.
In this issue of the CANNT Journal, the first article is by Diane Watson, Advanced Practice Nurse
in Nephrology at University Health Network, Toronto.