The Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice.docx - The Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice Marissa Palermo Chamberlain College of Nursing July Semester

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The Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice Marissa Palermo Chamberlain College of Nursing July Semester NR500NP
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Introduction Registered nurses have the ability to extend their role as a nurse by becoming an advanced practice nurse. Advanced practice nurses hold a special certification and licensure that allows them to practice more independently with more autonomy and focused nursing practice. Advanced practice nursing roles include nurse anesthetists (CRNA), nurse practitioners (CNP), and clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and nurse midwives (CNM). Each one of these roles hold a different scope and standard of practice, but have their own importance and contribution to the healthcare industry. To obtain an advanced practice license you must first be registered nurse and achieve a master’s degree in nursing. As a healthcare provider it’s important to know the scope of practice within each of these modalities. Four APN Roles CRNAs are nurse anesthetist that administer anesthesia to patients undergoing surgery or procedures, and may also provide pain management services (ANA, 2019). They work directly under a doctor, and are able to practice in every state while providing anesthesia for all populations including pediatrics (Selway, 2018). The CRNA program takes 24-42 months to complete and requires a master’s degree. Requirements include completion of the CRNA program by The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (Selway, 2018). The CRNA program is so difficult that students are required to sign a contract agreeing not to work while enrolled (Florida International University, 2019). Once the student has successfully passed the CRNA program, they are required to pass the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetist in order to obtain a CRNA license (Selway, 2018). To keep their license active, they are required to re test every six years (Selway, 2018).
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CNPs account for the largest group of advanced practice nurses and are at the forefront of healthcare (Selway, 2018). In 23 states a CNP may practice independently without the supervision of a doctor, and furthermore, may run their own practice (AANP, 2013). CNPs may
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