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advanced practice registered nurses, APRNs, full-practice authority, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



  1. Lambert-Kerzner, Anne PhD, MSPH
  2. Lucatorto, Michelle DNP, RN, FNP-BC
  3. McCreight, Marina MPH
  4. Williams, Katherine M. MPH
  5. Fehling, Kelty B. MPH
  6. Peterson, Jamie MPH, RN
  7. Hess, Edward MS
  8. Plumley, Robert
  9. Ladebue, Amy BA
  10. Battaglia, Catherine PhD, RN


Abstract: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is proposing full-practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to improve access, care delivery, and patient choice, as well as reduce costs. The authors performed a mixed-methods assessment to obtain the perspectives of administrators and APRNs on the characterization of the APRN workforce and their present practice in the VHA.