Alabama Consumers' Views of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses


The primary purpose of boards of nursing is public protection, but few boards have conducted research with the public's input. This article provides results of a study conducted by the Alabama Board of Nursing regarding the views of 600 consumers on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Less than 20% of participants knew the agency responsible for regulating APRNs, but the expectations for public safety were explicit regarding preparation for practice and competence.

Jean B. Lazarus, MSN, RN, Jerry J. Ingram, PhD, Kenneth W. Linna, PhD, & N. Genell Lee, JD, MSN, RN
Lazarus, J.B., Ingram, J.J., Linna, K.W., & Lee, N.G. (2011). Alabama consumers' views of advanced practice registered nurses. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 2(2), 24-29.
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Consumers, Practice, Research
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