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Advanced Practice Nursing Role: Nurse Practitioner.

Pastorino, Cynthia
Orthopaedic Nursing: November/December 1998
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Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses (APNs) who provide primary and acute care to individuals in many settings. The NP diagnoses and treats medical and surgical conditions that require acute, short-term management and chronic, long-term treatment. States vary in regulating processes regarding collaborative agreements, prescriptive authority, medical staff privileges, and insurance/third party reimbursement.

(C) 1998 National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses