Nurse Practitioner Certification and Practice Settings: Implications for Education and Practice

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Education, Licensure, Practice, Regulation, Research
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are certified within a population-focused specialty area, practice in a variety of settings, and treat a wide range of patients. Little is known about what agreement exists between certification obtained and actual site of practice. The purpose of this study was to examine NP practice sites as compared with their certification and examine additional education they received after employment.
Vicki A. Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, Autumn Stevenson, Zoran Martinovich, PhD, Robert Young, MD, & Paula Tanabe, PhD, RN
Keough, V.A., Stevenson, A., Martinovich, Z., Young, R., & Tanabe, P. (2011). Nurse practitioner certification and practice settings: implications for education and practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(2), 195-202.