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Advanced Practice Nurse

APNs are Registered Nurses with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice. APN forms the basis for the role of nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner role is an expanded form of advanced practice nursing which is specifically regulated by legislation and by professional regulation. Legislation may allow prescribing and referral, in addition to admitting privileges to health care facilities.

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Educational Requirements
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) or higher, and professional certification in one of the aforementioned specialties.

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