Advance Practice Nursing


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An Advance Practice Nurse is a registered nurse with a master’s degree and advanced clinical training who provides medical services similar to those provided by physicians. In the past, many of these medical services have traditionally been provided exclusively by physicians. Advanced Practice Nurses work in clinics, private offices, hospitals, and nursing homes to provide primary and specialty care to patients across the lifespan. There are a number of specialty areas in advanced practice nursing, and licensing requirements and scope of practice may vary from state to state. Some of the most common advanced practice nursing specialties are Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM); Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA); Nurse Practitioner (NP); and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).