APRN Talking Points:
Consensus Model for APRN Regulation
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), certified nurse midwives (CNMs), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) and certified nurse practitioners (CNPs) are highly valued providers of health care services and an integral part of the health care system. In its recent report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the Institute of Medicine Committee endorsed higher levels of nursing education and the importance of allowing all nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. The education, accreditation, certification and licensure of APRNs needs to be consistent from jurisdiction to jurisdiction in order to continue to assure patient safety while expanding access to care.
See full text: https://www.ncsbn.org/2010_APRN_TalkingPoints_web.pdf