The jobs as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) vary according to specialty. Advanced practice nurses have met higher educational and clinical practice requirements beyond the basic nursing education and licensing required of all RNs. APRNs usually are primary health care providers. They work independently or in collaboration with physicians and other primary health care team members. APRNs include:
Nurse Practitioners may specialize in any of the following:
Clinical Nurse Specialists may specialize in any of the following:
Certified Nurse-Midwives specialize in the following:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses may work in any of the following:
Nurse Practitioners may work in any of the following:
Clinical Nurse Specialists may work primarily in the following:
Certified Nurse-Midwives may work in the following:
According to the BLS, overall employment of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners is projected to grow 45 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur primarily because of an increased emphasis on preventive care and demand for healthcare services from an aging population.
Excellent clinical skills, gained through education and experience lay the groundwork for advanced practice. A master’s degree is the minimum preparation for an APRN.
Licensure is required in the state of Connecticut. In addition to Connecticut Registered Nurse licensure, the APRN must be certified by a prescribed national organization; have 30 hours of pharmacology coursework; and have obtained a masters degree.
Please visit the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health website for more information.
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