Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: a | Slide: 14
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing roles, responsibilities, and work settings
Slide content:What APNs Do RNs with extra training can become advanced practice nurses (APNs) Depending on their training, APNs can Give patients anesthesia (certified registered nurse anesthetist) Provide gynecological and obstetrical care (certified nurse-midwife) Provide primary care (nurse practitioner, NP) Treat patients and conduct research (clinical nurse specialist, CNS) 14
Slide notes:Advanced practice nurses are RNs who have pursued additional education. APNs can provide a wider range of medical services than an RN can. There are four types of APNs: certified registered nurse anesthetists [uh-NESS- thi - tists ], certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists. A certified registered nurse anesthetist can give anesthesia to patients. A certified nurse-midwife can provide certain kinds of gynecological and obstetrical care to women. A nurse practitioner often provides primary care to patients and may write prescriptions, depending on the state licensure laws. A clinical nurse specialist, who specializes in one area of medicine, can treat patients, conduct research, and work as an administrator, among other tasks. 14