Posted in: was designed to be a free, full-access, and fully objective resource for aspiring clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists – as well as those aspiring to non-clinical nursing roles in education, research, informatics, administration and more. is the result of a collaborative effort between RNs who expressed the need for a resource on graduate degree and certification options for entering advanced practice, and a group of seasoned APRNs who worked with our writing staff to provide answers to the questions up-and-coming APRNs most frequently ask.