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How do licensure, accreditation, certification, and education (LACE)considerations differ for APN clinical roles for these three states: California,Washington and Illinois? Provide evidence for your response.Credentialing is an important and essential aspect of clinical practice.Scope andstandards of practice are matched with specific levels of education and clinicalpreparation to credential nurses (Weill, Treston & O’Sullivan, 2008).For the state ofCalifornia, a nurse can become an NP by 1) completing an in-state programrecognized by the Board as meeting standards 2) earning certification through anaccepted organization or 3) completing an equivalent program. The followingcertification agencies have been approved for nurse practitioner certification:American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic andNeonatal Nursing Specialties (NCC)Pediatric Nursing Certification BoardIn order to be certified by equivalency, a nurse will need to verify clinical experienceand clinical competency in provision of primary care services. Clinical competency