Wk6Td1 - The role of the advanced practice nurse(APN is an ever growing and changing role Globally the goal is the right of the APN to diagnose

Wk6Td1 - The role of the advanced practice nurse(APN is an...

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The role of the advanced practice nurse (APN) is an ever growing and changing role. Globally the goal is the right of the APN to diagnose, prescribe medication, prescribe treatments, the ability to refer to other professionals, and admit to hospitals (Kleinpell et al., 2014). Global legislation for APNs is imperative to protect the nurse practitioner title, advance the APN title and to officially recognize the APN title (Kleinpell et al., 2014). Each state governs the practice of the APN and differences among states still exist. In comparing Washington, Illinois and California, there are a few similarities; all require a current registered nurse license, graduation from an accredited program with a Master’s degree in a specific specialty and national certification (State by state nurse practitioner requirements, n.d.). There are differences in the states as well; primarily in the area of specialties. California’s specialty areas are adult nurse practitioner,
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