Introducing the APRN Initiatives Website
By: American Nurses Association
Are you an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), APRN faculty, APRN student, or simply just thinking about becoming an APRN? If so, we’ve got the resources you need to help you with the next steps in your academic or professional journey! Check out the brand new APRN Initiatives website.
APRNs are dedicated to providing quality care to patients in various practice settings across the health care continuum. Because advanced practice nursing comes with unique challenges, the ANA Enterprise is dedicated to bringing current and future APRNs the resources and guidance they need.
As the only organization to represent and support all four advanced practice nursing roles – Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) – ANA is proud to introduce the ultimate support center filled with everything you need to know about becoming, and practicing as, an APRN. “The ANA, ANCC, and ANF work together to support advanced practice nursing,” says Director of APRN Initiatives, Sean DeGarmo, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC. “We believe current and prospective APRNs should have access to supportive professional content and up-to-date trusted information regarding their practice.”
Find Resources for Your Practice Here!
Prospective APRNs & APRN Students
Interested in pursuing advanced practice nursing? On the APRN Initiatives site, you can:
- Listen to a free webinar on how to become certified as an APRN
- Find out if your APRN program is accredited
- Connect with potential clinical preceptors in the Preceptor Bank
APRN students and those interested in learning more can start their careers off right with these valuable tools. “The ANA has resources to support those who are planning on sitting for certification,” says DeGarmo. “We are here to help nurses advance their careers.”
Certified or practicing APRNs can find information on:
- Navigating the ANCC renewal and certification process
- Regulatory and scope-of-practice standards
- Opportunities to volunteer as a content or subject matter expert (and the difference between the two)
Did you know?
At the ANA Enterprise, we know that supporting the advanced practice nursing workforce includes providing APRN faculty with the tools they need to effectively teach and lead future practitioners.
Faculty can access a free toolkit containing everything from ethics to navigating the required student documentation. ANCC certification data and accreditation information are also available.