(Answered) NR 510 Week 2 discussion

In week one, you discussed your scope of practice in your current state as a nurse practitioner. Now, explore the four APN roles in your state (CNP, CNS, CRNA & CNM).

  • Discuss work environment, level of accountability, patient population, salary, and scope of practice for each of the APN roles. Provide your personal Pro and Con list for each role and provide appropriate citations.
  • Describe your rationale for choosing the CNP advanced practice role versus any of the other three. What are your plans for clinical practice after graduation? Has your idea of NP practice changed after researching this for your state?


As asserted by Harbman et al. (2017), the four primary roles of Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) are the Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Registered Nurses Anesthetists (CRNA), and Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). ¬†Within Maryland, these APN roles have a different scope of practice. Taking this into account, the CNP typically offers a myriad of services such as acute care, women health, family practice, and gerontology….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5