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What does Aprn stand for?

APRN: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Same as Advanced Practice Nurse) APN: Advanced Practice Nurse (Refers to the four recognized general areas of advanced professional specialization: CRNA, NP, CNM, and CNS) ARNP: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (Refers to Nurse Practitioners in some US States)

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Simply so, is an APRN the same as a nurse practitioner?

To explain simply, an NP is a type of APRN. An APRN is a nurse who has obtained at least a master's degree in nursing. Nurse practitioners are APRNs who are independent, organized, and want to work closely with patients, often seeing the same families over the span of many years.

what is the role of an APRN? APRNS in the U.S. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) are a vital part of the health system of the United States. APRNs are prepared by education and certification to assess, diagnose, and manage patient problems, order tests, and prescribe medications.

Then, is an APRN considered a doctor?

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has a master's, post-master's certificate, or practice-focused doctor of nursing practice degree in one of four specific roles.

How long does it take to become an APRN?

The 4-year degree must be in nursing at a minimum. After earning your BSN, you'll need to complete a master's degree program that trains nurse practitioners. These are called Nurse Practitioner (NP) degrees. NP degrees can take 2 to 4 years.

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