Advanced Practice Nurses

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Stephen Patten, MSN, RN, CNS, CNOR
Stephen Patten, MSN, RN, CNS, CNOR

A dvanced Practice Registered Nurses, whether they are nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, or nurse midwives, play a pivotal role in the future of health care.  APRNs are often primary care providers and are at the forefront of providing preventative care to the public.

For the latest news about ANA's policy work on behalf of APRNs and all nurses, visit the One Strong Voice blog.

So you want to be an APRN? Know your options!

APRN Issues

    Health Care Reform

    The Affordable Care Act includes many provisions that further access to APRN care.

    Consensus Model

    This model defines APRN practice, describes the regulatory model, and presents implementation strategies.

    Scope of Practice

    Determine if something is within your scope of practice and learn what ANA is doing to protect that scope. Updated 9/30/2016


    ANA works hard to ensure that APRNs receive direct reimbursement from Medicaid and Medicare.

    "Why Advocate?"external site

    ANA Member Voices: Michelle Schmerge

    Michelle Schmerge, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC
    North Carolina Nurses Association