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An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is one type of advanced practice nurse. There are four different types of advanced practice nurses: Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are Registered Nurses who completed additional education and training; a Master’s degree or Doctorate degree in nursing. Their degree can be broad such as Family, or more specific such as Pediatric/Neonatal, Adult-Gerontology, Women’s Health, or Psychiatric. Read more about What is an ARNP?