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Nursing Educators, Nursing Informatics, and Nurse Administrators should be classified as an advanced practice nurse. The consensus states that many nurses with advanced graduate nursing preparation practice in roles and specialties that are essential to advance the health of the public but do not focus on direct care to individual (APRN Consensus Work Group & the National Council of State Boards of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee, 2008). If the consensus recognizes that nurses in these roles as essential to advance the health of individuals how can they not be qualified to practice as an advanced practice nurse?
In today’s ever changing healthcare we need all roles that practice at a Master’s or Doctorate’s level to be considered an advanced practice nurse. Every role has a unique part in helping to advance nursing and healthcare in general. Our nursing educators are the ones that help educate other nurses to fulfill the four roles, CNP, CNS, CNM, and CRNA, which are classified by the consensus as an advanced practice nurse. They have the knowledge base to instruct other nurses on the evolving material that makes healthcare so unique. Without our educators none of the other nurse would even be able to practice as an advanced practice nurse. Our nursing informatics are the ones that help to put together the programs we use as nurses and as an advanced practice nurse to record patient data. We wouldn’t even be able to chart without their help. Every day new programs are created and implemented in our hospitals, doctor’s offices, and home health care. Our nurse administrators are the ones that supervise other nurses when we are practicing. There are certain requirements and educational obligations they must fulfill in order to be able to fill that position. In ever job there is an administrator that oversees all other nurses and unlicensed personnel.

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