Welcome APRN Members

Welcome APRN Members of HPNA


APRN Mentoring Program

HPNA’s current mentor match program will be augmented with a personalized one-on-one meeting with HPNA staff to ascertain the mentoring needs of the members.

If you are interested in participating in the mentoring program, please contact the HPNA Membership Department.

National Boards of Nursing by States

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In the News

Nurse Practitioner Care, Scope of Practice, and End-of-Life Outcomes for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

JAMA Health Forum – JAMA Network; by Cyrus M. Kosar, PhD; Bishnu B. Thapa, MPA, PhD; Ulrike Muench, RN, PhD; Christopher Santostefano, RN, MPH; Emily A. Gadbois, PhD; Hyesung Oh, MA, MBA; Pedro L. Gozalo, PhD; Momotazur Rahman, PhD; Elizabeth M. White, APRN, PhD; 5/10/24

Question: Is nurse practitioner (NP) care associated with end-of-life outcomes for nursing home residents with Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD), and do these associations differ between states with full vs restrictive NP scope of practice regulations?

Findings: The results of this cohort study including 334 618 US nursing home residents with ADRD indicated t hat decedents with greater NP involvement at end of life had fewer hospitalizations and higher hospice use. The adjusted differences in outcomes between decedents with extensive vs minimal NP care were larger in states with full scope of practice regulations than in states with restrictive regulations.

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Thank you for being a member of HPNA!

Through the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) membership, you have access to a variety of member benefits, including educational resources, networking opportunities, and more.

APRN Member Benefits

  • Clinical Resources
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Discounted Exam and Recertification Pricing
  • Discounted Educational Products & Services
  • Additional Opportunities
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Team of One Initiative

Palliative care APRNs are specialists and leaders in disease-modifying care, pain and symptom management, the highest quality of life possible, and compassionate end-of-life care. However, there is currently a lack of specialized resources to support APRNs who find themselves working as lone members of a palliative care program.

The Team of One initiative is designed to provide access to networking, resources, and educational opportunities that will empower nursing professionals and result in better care and improved quality of life for patients with serious health concerns.

The Team of One initiative is generously funded through a grant from the Y.C. Ho/Helen & Michael Chiang Foundation.

Registration Coming Soon! Team of One Webinar Series
Billing Webinars

Billing on Medical Complexity
June 2024

Billing on Timing
July 2024

Billing One-Offs
August 2024

Leadership Webinar


Operational Leadership & Management


APRN Heat Map

This map represents the number of APRNs per state in the United States, according to HPNA records. Click to enlarge .

APRN Heat Map
Team Conference for Hospice & Palliative Care

Team of One Session at the
2024 Team Conference for Hospice & Palliative Care

September 28, 2024
Baltimore, MD

This session, led by experienced community palliative care APRNs, will engage APRNs who are functioning as a “team of one” to discuss the challenges and offer solutions.

Learn about #TC4HPC24