Kaplan University Unveils “Know Your Advanced Practice RN” Campaign

DAVENPORT, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, has launched
a campaign to help both consumers and health professionals better
understand the expanding role of advanced practice registered nurses
(APRNs) and the distinct career paths for these nursing professionals.

According to Kaplan University School of Nursing Dean and Vice President
Chandice Covington, PhD, APRN, PCPNP-BC, FAAN, the “Know
Your Advanced Practice RN
” campaign is an effort to bring clarity to
and promote the important role of APRNs in the delivery of healthcare in
the United States.

“Kaplan University’s campaign serves a dual purpose, acting as a
platform on our website with information for professionals interested in
pursuing a career as an APRN while declaring Kaplan’s support for the
National Council for State Boards of Nursing Campaign for Consensus,”
says Covington.

The NCSBN Campaign for Consensus seeks to align the education
requirements, titles and scope of practice parameters for four types of
advanced practice registered nurses:

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Certified Nurse Midwife

About 25 percent of new jobs added to the economy between 2014 and 2024
will be in healthcare, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and
nurse practitioner is one of the fastest growing healthcare jobs. In
light of the expanding roles for advanced practice nurses created by
health reform initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act, and the need
for more nurses with advanced degrees and training to help address the
shortage of primary care providers in many areas, increased education
about the role of APRNs is more important than ever.

Explore the “Know
Your Advanced Practice RN
” webpage to learn more about advanced
practice nursing careers, find out about the Kaplan
nursing degrees
that can prepare you for advanced practice nursing
careers and hear from nurse leaders about the varied and expanding roles
for APRNs in our healthcare system.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher
education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by
providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for
careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which
has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago,
is accredited by The
Higher Learning Commission
. Kaplan University serves approximately
37,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 14 campuses
in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, Missouri and Wisconsin, and
a Kaplan University Learning Center in Maryland.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan,
Inc., which serves over 1.2 million students globally each year through
its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education,
English-language training, university preparation, and K-12 offerings to
individuals, institutions, and businesses. Kaplan has operations in over
30 countries, employs more than 19,000 full- and part-time
professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more
than 1,000 school districts, colleges, and universities, and over 2,600
corporations and businesses. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings
Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information,
please visit www.Kaplan.com.


Kaplan University
Amy Hawkinson
Director, Public Relations