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The advanced practice perioperative nurse can be a new role for both the practitioner and the facility. Sample job descriptions for the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner have been developed based on core competencies for Adult/Gerontology CNS’s, Acute Care NP’s, and AORN Perioperative APN competency statements. These samples can be utilized as a starting point and customized to the position.  


American Association of Critical Care Nurses. (2010). Validated Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies. In ACNPC Certification Handbook. Retrieved Dec. 12, 2011 from AACN Website

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), & National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). (2010, March). Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies. Retrieved Dec. 9, 2011 from AACN Website.

AORN. (2010). Perioperative Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Core Competency Statements. In Perioperative competencies, position descriptions, and evaluation tools. Denver, CO: Author.