Bigelow, an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner
Tariman, RN, MN, APRN-BC, OCN[R], is a certified nurse practitioner
and an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists and Biobehavioral Nursing Health Systems fellow in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Terri Suresh, a board certified nurse practitioner
, said the expansion to Rockwall is in response to increased interest in natural hormone replacement therapy.
A previous $400,000 grant from the Highmark Foundation in 2006 provided support for nursing salaries, which enabled The Children's Home of Pittsburgh to hire a certified nurse practitioner
and a clinical director.
Staffed by a physician, a certified nurse practitioner
and a wellness coach, the clinic offers most services provided by a traditional family practice clinic, including physical exams and screenings, lab tests, urgent care, work-related injury assessment, wellness counseling and evaluation.
Of special interest to AMT members, the new law specifies conditions under which a PA or an APRN with prescribing authority--which include clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwifes, and certified nurse practitioners
(NPs)--may delegate drug administration.
APRNs include Certified Nurse Practitioners
, Certified Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.
The Alabama Senate recently passed a bill that would allow certified nurse practitioners
to prescribe some drugs they cannot prescribe now--a move that the sponsor of the bill--state Senator Greg Reed (R-Jasper)--said would expand access to health care in some Alabama areas.
Board certified nurse practitioners
will care for employees with common illnesses such as allergies, ear infections, strep throat, minor infections and rashes.
The proposal includes language that recognizes the four recognized advanced practice registered nurse roles of certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists and certified nurse practitioners
included in the definition of APRN within the consensus model (2006).