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Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing

The Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing (CAPN) was established by the NCNA Board of Directors to unify the collective voices of all advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs, also known as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses-APRN) within NCNA. This strategic move created a position on the NCNA Board of Directors for the CAPN Chair to address issues related to APRNs and the overall mission of NCNA.


Duke Study highlights potential of APRNs in North Carolina

Click here to read a study by Duke healthcare economist Chris Conover entitled, Economic Benefits of Less Restrictive Regulation of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in North Carolina.


Commission Officers

Elizabeth Borntrager

Elizabeth Borntrager, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Psych APRN Representative


Britney Broyhill

Britney Broyhill, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC
DNP/Nursing Executive/Administration Representative


Katie Calvillo

Katie Calvillo, MSN, RN, CNM
CNM Representative


Bette Ferree

Bette Ferree, FNP-BC
Retail Health Representative


Bobby Lowery

Bobby Lowery, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP
NC Board of Nursing Representative


Luci New

Luci New, CRNA, MSN
CRNA Representative


Kristi Reguin-Hartman, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC

Kristi Reguin-Hartman, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC
CNS Representative


Schquthia Peacock, MSN, FNP

Schquthia Peacock, MSN, FNP
NP Representative



Highlighted Initiative

Optimizing Nurse Roles in Healthcare Delivery System Initiatives
The North Carolina Hospital Association, North Carolina Nurses Association and North Carolina Organization for Nurse Leaders worked together to study and report on regulation, policies and potential best practices related to nurses and advanced practice nurses practicing to the full extent of their education and regulatory authority.

This report defines some of the best practices in use among general practice nurses, nurse leaders and APRNs, and how they work together in interprofessional practice teams to impact the “Triple Aim,” which is the simultaneous pursuit of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. The project includes interviews and reports from member hospital locations where these practices are already in use.

Final Report: Optimizing Nurse Roles in Healthcare Delivery System Initiatives