Compare the primary care nurse practitioner (NP) role with other Advance practice nurse (APN) roles. What are the similarities among the roles, what are the differences, and how would you communicate the role to a healthcare provider and a consumer?
The similarity between advanced practice nurses (APNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) is that they must have a master’s degree to serve in their specialty. Different from NPs, APNs are required to continue their education for relicensing purposes. It shows that APNs must have a specialty, whereas NPs often provide primary or family care. Most NPs work in clinics, hospitals, and outpatient care centers. On the other hand, most ANPs work in rural settings or regions with underserved populations.