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NR510 week 6 Discussion Question Part 1 (graded)You 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, & Illinois. After a year of primary care practice in your respective states, you get together for a reunion & share your practice perspectives. It is apparent that your experiences are not equal.Discussion Question Question:How do licensure, accreditation, certification, & education (LACE) considerations differ for APN clinical roles for these three states: California, Washington & Illinois? Provide evidence for your response.Topic responsesDiscussion QuestionJose DelAcruz8.7.2016 10:39:44 -Discussion Question Part OneHello ….. Classmates,APN Clinical RolesDeNisco & Barker (2012) asserts that advanced practice nurses (APN) mostly include nurse midwives, nurse practitioners or clinical nurses among many other types of nurses. APN’s are usually very crucial when it comes to healthcare & they mostly deal with ensuring that the general public receives care from the illnesses they may suffer from. Licensure involves giving license majorly through state agencies to people who have successfully taken the nursing program so that they are able to practice as nurses. Accreditation is the process through which allthe schools that offer nursing programs must be approved by government officials & sometimes even the legislature (Sumner, 2013). Certification mostly involves evaluating the level of underst&ing & knowledge that the individuals who have undergone the nursing program have achieved & also evaluating their abilities & all the skills they have acquired, while education is
that process where individuals are imparted the knowledge & skills at their different educational levels.How LACE differs for APN Clinical Roles in California, Washington & IllinoisFor someone to be registered as an advanced practice nurse in California, the minimum requirement is a master’s degree at the area of their specialization with only one exemption to public health nurses whose minimum requirement is just a bachelors’ degree. Anyone willing to be an APN must also attend one of the schools that have been accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN) for their nursing degrees to be recognized by the California state. In California, only six APN classifications are recognized which include; nurse practitioner, a public health nurse, psychiatric health nurse, clinical nurse specialist, a nurse midwife & a nurse anesthetist. Certification of individuals usually happens after individuals undertake a nursing exam & they pass it (Alleman & Houle (2013). Then all the nursing students who have passed their exams are supposed to apply for their certificates where it is a must for them to give their social security numbers during the process.