November is finally here and there are so many things to be grateful for! In fact, there is a week dedicated to a special group of people who work all hours, are driven by empathy, and are the backbone of medical care. November 7th through the 13th marks Advanced Practice Registered Nurse week.
What is an APRN?
APRN stands for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. APRNs work hard to ensure patients are taken care of emotionally and physically. Some of their responsibilities include maintaining and building their education, speaking to the public on health issues, and helping people manage diseases. If you have ever ended up in an Emergency Room or urgent care facility, chances are you have interacted with one of these special people.
APRNs are on the front lines of patient-centered team-based health care. There are more than 325,000 APRNs in the United States, and 88.9% of them are certified in an area of primary care.
Many APRNs write prescriptions and provide primary care for patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and clinics. During the pandemic, when healthcare professionals have been stretched to meet the greater needs of patients, APRNs have made a difference.
The special focus of APRNs
APRNs have a special focus on disease prevention and health management, educating patients for effective care. APRNs go the extra mile for their patients.
At MANA, we value our APRNs. We have APRNs in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Women’s Healthcare, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Family Medicine, Urgent Care, and more.