A clear definition for the various roles of CNM, CNP, CNS, and CRNA has been convoluted by various state definitions that confuse the roles and often obscure their intended meaning. Such state definitions reveal further confusion with regard to role separation, competency, emphasis, approach, and variation. This misunderstanding extends to nurse educators, providers, reimbursement, and even the public. The lack of clarity regarding initial role preparation versus current certification serves to further frustrate accreditors, consumers, and employers alike. How does your state define the role and scope of the CNP? Provide a correctly formatted citation for your reference resource.