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Advanced practice nursing is a great profession to enter, but it does require a master’s degree. Because Mary had already a nursing background, she would be able to enrol in one of the four main types of advanced practice nurse right away. Each one has their pros and cons. Mary should carefully analyze each APN area and chose one depending on the exact nature of the work she wishes to do.ReferencesBrassard, A., & Thompkins, D. (2014). Issues up close Should I, or shouldn’t I? Guidance for APRNs. American Nurse Today, 9(11), 34. Retrieved from: Buppert, C. (2011). Nurse practitioner’s business practice & legal guide (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and BartlettDelp, S., Ward, C.W., Altice, N., Bath, J., Bond, D. C., Hall, K. D., & Carter, K. (2016). Spheres of influence... Clinical nurse specialists. Nursing management, 47(6), 30-37. doi: 10.1097/NNADeNisco, S.M., & Barker, A. M. (2013). Advanced practice nursing: Evolving roles for the transformation of the profession (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.Kaplow, R., Shapiro, S., & Higgins, M. (2017). The CNS as a Researcher: Review of Concepts. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 31(1), 12-16. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000267Pelletier, S. (2014). Core privileges for certified nurse-midwives. Credentialing Resource Center Journal, 23(11), 8-10. Retrieved from: Schultz, L. (2015). CRNAs: Perfectly suited to meet today’s healthcare challenges. Oklahoma Nurse, 60(3), 18. Retrieved from: -to-meet-today-s-healthcare-challengesYee, T., Boukus, E. L. L. Y. N., Cross, D., & Samuel, D. I. V. Y. A. (2013). Primary care workforce shortages: nurse practitioner scope-of-practice laws and payment policies. National Institute for Health Care Reform. Research Brief, 13. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra