AIDS (see HIV/AIDS)

Alabama, 157, 356, 357, 358, 359

Alaska, 157

Alliance for APRN Credentialing, 341, 343 n.14, 344 n.17

Alper, Robyn, 176

Ambulatory care, 3, 23, 24, 25, 38, 43, 91, 119, 204, 205, 331, 382, 383, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 393, 471, 486, 490, 537

American Academy of Family Physicians, 110-111, 134, 455 n.8, 557

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 424

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), 325, 336, 358, 359, 362

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program, 325, 344 n.17, 358, 359, 361, 362, 366

American Academy of Nursing, 245

American Academy of Pediatrics, 134, 457, 458

American Assembly for Men in Nursing, 209

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 121, 123, 135, 170, 171-172, 182, 188, 194-195, 198 n.15, 200, 206, 224, 245, 287, 325, 343-344, 358, 359, 361, 364, 366, 496, 507, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 519, 528, 532, 533, 544, 552, 561

American of Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, 206

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 206

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), 325, 358, 359

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation, 325, 344 n.17

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, 325

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 325, 358, 359, 361, 362, 364, 366

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 106, 251, 286

American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, 557

American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), 325, 328 n.4, 337 n.6, 340 n.10, 358, 362, 364

Accreditation Council, 359

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), 325, 344 n.17, 358, 359, 361, 362, 364

Division of Accreditation, 364

American College of Nurse Practitioners, 325, 358, 362, 364

American College of Physicians, 557

American Dental Association, 107, 110, 206

American Holistic Nurses Association, 325, 358, 364

American Immigration Council, 630

American Indians/Alaska Natives, 128, 129, 208

American Medical Association (AMA), 105, 110, 455 n.8, 457, 458 n.7

American Midwifery Certification Board, 197, 325, 358, 359

American Nurses Association (ANA), 27, 109, 171, 208, 245, 325, 329, 338, 344, 354, 358, 361, 362, 364, 366, 371

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 196, 325, 336, 344, 358, 359, 362, 364, 366

Magnet Recognition Program, 171, 244

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), 171-172, 235, 245, 358, 359, 361, 362, 364, 366, 485, 528, 531, 586

American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 325, 358, 362, 364, 366

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), 133, 137, 375, 472

American Society of Anesthesiologists, 110, 457, 458

Anesthetists/anesthesiology (see Certified registered nurse anesthetists)

Arizona, 120, 157, 211, 599, 603, 614

Arkansas

Aging Initiative, 226-227

practice regulations, 157

State Board of Nursing, 325, 355, 356, 357, 359

Armenia, 575

Ascension Health, 211

Asian or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 128, 129

Association of Academic Health Centers, 169, 394, 462-463, 552, 560

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 203, 206, 287

Association of Schools of Public Health, 206



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