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Website spotlight: APRNs have their say in Michigan

Nurse Leader Insider, June 18, 2012

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Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, June 12, 2012

It feels like I've been talking about the issues facing advanced practice nurses a lot lately. But I'm not the only one. Issues surrounding advanced practice registered nurses seem to be on everyone's mind as nurses become more educated, and take on greater responsibility.

Whether it's by earning their doctor of nursing practice degrees or by participating in short educational programs that ensure a smooth transition from school to clinical practice, nurses are hitting the books.

And across the country, APRNs are making strides toward practicing independently. One state currently considering autonomy for APRNs is Michigan. Its Senate Health Policy Committee heard testimony last Wednesday about providing licenses for APRNs.

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