This infographic depicts four reasons Advanced Practice Registered Nurses make sense for Ohio.
- THEY ARE CREDIBLE.
APRNs are licensed health care professionals, and must have a post-graduate degree; pass a national certification exam; participate in internship training and prescribing APRNs participate in externship training; fulfill continuing education requirements on an annual basis; and maintain national certifications and state licensure.
- THEY ARE ACCESSIBLE.
Every year, Americans make more than 600 million visits to nurse practitioners alone. That number will steadily grow as fewer physicians choose to practice primary care.
- THEY ARE AFFORDABLE.
Decades of research indicate that APRNs provide high quality, cost-effective health care services.
- THEY ARE ACCOUNTABLE
APRNs are independent, licensed clinicians who, just like physicians, are accountable for the care the provide.