Advanced Practice Registered Nurse refers to a registered nurse that holds a higher level of education than the minimum required by the nursing profession. A nurse who holds a Masters of science in nursing degree or Doctorate degree in nursing would be considered advanced practice registered nurses. Many advanced practice registered nurses focus on a specific niche within the nursing profession. These types of nurses draw on their education to better serve their patients with highly specialized care in their particular area of specialty. Some areas that advanced practice registered nurses specialize in are pediatrics, midwifery, neonatal, anesthetist and more. Advanced practice registered nurses can find employment in community clinics, private practices, research facilities and large hospitals.

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