Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Careers

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Jillian Belmont, APRN
APRNs provide primary care and are involved in a wide range of professional activities.

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) provide primary care for patients within their licensed scope of practice. Although the majority of the work APRNs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) provide is clinical practice, APRNs are also involved in these highly valued activities:

  • Clinical practice
  • Consultation
  • Education
  • Professional practice
  • Quality improvement
  • Research

APRNs are licensed by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing and must have passed a national certifying exam in their specialty area before applying for licensure. In addition, all new APRNs must have a master's degree. The majority of advanced practice nurses at D-H are master's prepared.