earning certification through an accepted organization or 3)completing an equivalent program.In order to be certified by equivalency, a nurse will need to verify clinical experience and clinicalcompetency in provision of primary care services. Clinical competency will be verified by both alicensed physician and a licensed nurse practitioner.Slide 5:Washington Licensure Considerations:Washington State’s Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) are regulated by the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, a part of the Washington Department of Health (DOH). ARNP is a broad license category that includes three advanced nursing roles: Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Of these, NP is the most common specialty. Applicants that are educated in a commission approved Washington state nursing education program and applying for initial licensure must first:(1) Successfully complete a commission approved nursing education program. For applicants from a commission approved registered nurse program who are applying for a practical nurse license:(a) Complete all course work required of commission approved practical programs (2) Required courses not included in the registered nurse program may be accepted if the courseswere obtained through a commission approved program.(b) Be deemed as capable to safely practice within the scope of practice of a practical nurse by the nurse administrator of the candidate's program.(2) Complete seven clock hours of AIDS education as required (3) Successfully pass the commission approved licensure examinationSlide 6:Illinois Licensure Considerations:Illinois advanced practice nurses are licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDPR). Illinois recognizes the following advance practice roles:Certified Nurse PractitionerCertified Clinical Nurse SpecialistCertified Nurse MidwifeCertified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
An Illinois advanced practice nurse must hold RN and APN licensing. The National Council for State Boards of Nursing lists Illinois as a state with pending nurse compact legislature. Currently,however, a nurse must hold his or her primary RN licensure in Illinois.The licensing agency will require official graduate transcripts and a copy of the qualifying certification.I. A person shall be qualified for licensure as an advanced practice nurse if that person:(a) has applied in writing to the Department and has not violated any provisions(b) Also, they must hold a current license to practice as a registered nurse in Illinois;(c) has successfully completed requirements to practice as, and holds a current national certification as, a nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or certified registered nurse anesthetist from the appropriate national certifying body(e) And finally, has successfully completed a post-basic advanced practice formal education program in the area of his or her nursing specialty.
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