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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) are registered nurses with post graduate education. They are prepared with expert knowledge, complex decision-making skills, and clinical competencies to engage in advanced practice nursing activities.
APRN practice activities include, but are not limited to:
APRN practice also involves other modalities for individuals, groups, or communities across the life span for health promotion or health maintenance. This includes those who are experiencing acute or chronic disease, illness, trauma, or other life-altering event in which rehabilitative and/or palliative interventions are necessary.
An APRN must pass a rigorous national certification examination and demonstrate continued competency in order to maintain certification.
With the exception of the CNS, an APRN is authorized to order medications, treatments, and therapeutics for their patients.