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Just as government health care initiatives are changing and evidenced-based practices are progressing, the roles of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) are changing and molding to meet the ever-changing needs and evolution of health care. Individuals and organizations have been creative to find a unique space for APNs in efforts to use their skills and expertise to be efficient and cost effective, while focusing on the improvement patient care and outcomes.
Although rapidly transforming, APNs are commonly providing bedside advocacy in acute care settings and being the educator and care coordinator during acute episodes over a span of 2-3 days. As part of a group of primary care practitioners or specialized care practitioners, APNs provide patient care during doctor’s visits and hospital and facility rounding. Including primary care, they can typically specialize in one or two areas of medicine. Many work long hours in a fast-paced, heavy-duty environment.