Running head: (LACE) CONSIDERATIONS1(LACE) considerationsRoxanne BelmaresChamberlain College of NursingLeadershipNR 510RubioNovember 16, 2016
(LACE) CONSIDERATIONS2(LACE) considerationsYou have completed your nurse practitioner education, likely one of the most challenging tasks you have ever undertaken. Several of your graduated colleagues live in different states, including California, Washington, and Illinois. After a year of primary care practice in your respective states, you get together for a reunion and share your practice perspectives. It is apparent that your experiences are not equal.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.Dr. Rubio and classmates, I have to say I found it interesting researching the licensure, accreditation, certification, and education (LACE) for these states. In comparing the difference in each state I find it disappointing that a national LACE and scope of practice have not been implemented. Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), as an advanced practice nurse, are prevented from practicing to their full abilities and this limits the benefits of utilizing their proficiencies (Stanley, 2012).Below you will find a table comparing the LACE for Washington (Nursing Licensure, 2016), Illinois (Nursing Licensure, 2016), California (Nursing Licensure, 2016). I also included the state of Texas (Nursing Licensure, 2016) as I thought is important to compare my home state to others. Thank-you Roxanne Table 1LACE FOR APN
(LACE) CONSIDERATIONS3WashingtonIllinoisCaliforniaTexasLicensureMust hold licensing as a Washington registered nurseMust hold RN and APN licensingA practitioner must also be licensed as a registered nurse.Prerequisite APRN is to have licensure as a registered nurseRegulated by the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, a part of the Washington Department of HealthLicensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Licensure is governed by statute and administrative codeUnder the jurisdiction of the California Board of Registered NursingLicensed by Texas Board of Nursing1) Completing an in-state program recognized by the Board as meeting standards 2)earning certification through an accepted organization or 3)completing an equivalent program.Requires graduate education, national certification, and population focus for NPDoes have prescriptive authority but needs to demonstrate 30 hours of continuing education coursework in pharmacology, earned within the most recent twoyear periodPrescriptive authority can be granted by collaborative agreement.Authorized to order medication for patients with a “furnishing number”.
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