Advance Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) is distinguished by autonomy of practice. APRNs exercise a high degree of independent judgment, initiating care plans, and treatment regimens. Practice is characterized by increased complexity of clinical decision making and managing organizations and the environment. The ACE APRN will provide expert, quality, comprehensive geriatric nursing care to hospitalized Veterans age 65 or older who are at risk for geriatric complications.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.