CNAP

Career Nurse Assistants Program

CON

certificate of need

CQI

continuous quality improvement


DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DON

director of nursing

DRG

diagnosis-related group


ER

emergency room


FANEL

Federation for Accessible Nursing Education and Licensure

FFS

fee-for-service

FTE

full-time-equivalent employee


GAO

General Accounting Office

GHAA

Group Health Association of America

GI

gastrointestinal

GNP

geriatric nurse practitioner

GNS

gerontological nurse specialist


HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HMO

health maintenance organization

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration


IADL

instrumental activities of daily living

ICU

intensive care unit

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IPA

independent practice association

IV

intravenous


JCAHO

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations


KP

Kaiser Permanente


LPN

licensed practical nurse

LTC

long-term care

LVN

licensed vocational nurse


MDS

minimum data set

MMACS

Medicare and Medicaid Automated Certification Survey

MOS

Medical Outcomes Study

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging



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