ANA Board Endorses a Set of Standards for APRN Regulation

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ANA Board of Directors Endorses a Set of Standards for APRN Regulation To Improve Access to Safe, Quality Care by Advanced Practice Nurses

At its June Board meeting in Washington, DC., the American Nurses Association (ANA) Board of Directors endorsed a seminal document beneficial not only to the 240,000 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in the United States, but to the entire nursing profession and to the public they serve.

“A Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education will, for the first time, when implemented, standardize each aspect of the regulatory process for APRNs, resulting in increased mobility, and will establish independent practice as the norm rather than the exception. This will support APRNs caring for patients in a safe environment to the full potential of their nursing knowledge and skill.” said ANA President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR.