Demand for health care services will continue to grow, as millions of Americans gain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and Baby Boomers dramatically increase Medicare enrollment. The nation increasingly will call upon advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to meet these needs and participate as key members of health care teams.
APRNs are nurses who have met advanced educational and clinical practice requirements, and often provide services in community-based settings. APRNs’ services range from primary and preventive care to mental health to birthing to anesthesia. To learn more about the four types of APRNs and what they do in practice, read these profiles of APRNs at Work.