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APRN Education

Statement of APRN  -  Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) practice, describes the APRN regulatory model, identifies the titles to be used, defines specialty, describes the emergence of new roles and population foci, and presents strategies for implementation. This content is discussed in the context of the four APRN roles: certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), certified nurse-midwife (CNM), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and certified nurse practitioner (CNP).


APRN Curriculum Standards
The production of these reports represents a body of work which AACN has collaborated and participated on with other professional associations.  These curriculum guidelines and standards produced by AACN and other authorities have been used by nursing deans and faculty nationwide in designing curricula used to prepare highly qualified nurses for a health system in continual change.