An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a registered nurse with
advance health assessment and decision-making skills prepared through
a formal educational program that meet criteria established by their chosen
profession or specialty. Roles recognized as Advanced Practice Registered
Nurse include: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Certified
Nurse-Midwife (CNM), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), and Certified Nurse
Practitioner (CNP). Advance Practice Registered Nurses are certified by
examinations related to their area of specialty by an approved certifying
body. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses work independently and in collaboration
with physicians and other health care professionals. Advanced Practice
Registered Nurses provide primary health care to individuals and families,
emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced Practice
Registered Nurses asses and manage common acute and chronic illnesses.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses consult and make referrals to physicians
and other members of the health care team as appropriate. Provision of
care includes, but is not limited to, comprehensive assessment, ordering,
conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescription of pharmacological
agents and treatments, and nonpharmacological therapies. Teaching and
counseling individuals, families and groups are also a major part of the
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse activities.
Ohio RN License, Ohio Advanced Practice RN License and BLS required. Certified
as a Nurse Midwife and graduate of an accredited school of nursing and
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse program are also required. Prior APRN
or relevant nurse experience preferred.