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AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice

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The purpose of this document, AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice, is to describe the practice of the acute care nurse practitioner, whether trained and certified to care for pediatric patients or for the adult-gerontology population. It is accomplished by delineating the scope of practice, the standards of clinical practice, and the standards of professional performance.

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