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To prescribe controlled narcotics, by law the APRN must have completed 45 graduate contact hours of pharmacology from an accredited graduate course.Illinois allows the APRN afte4r graduation and before national certification exams can request a temporary permit to practice.As per the LACE Model, in Illinois the APRN can be a CNM, CNP, CNS, and CRNA.Illinois requires the APRN to hold a valid unencumbered license to practice with the state, a current national certification, in one of the four APRN areas listed above and a completion of a advanced practice formal education program (Kleinpell, Hudspeth, Scordo, Magdic, 2012).California Nurse Practitioner Roles and RequirementsA Master’s degree is required to practice as an APRN in the state of California. One exception is the public health nurse which requires a bachelor’s degree.Must have attended a college that has been accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN) or an agency recognized by theUnited States Department of Education.Graduate from a college/school that meets the California Board of Nursing Code of Regulations, Section 1484.
Become nationally certified by an organization that is equivalentthe APRN program standards for CNP, CNM, CRNA, and CNS.Prescriptive authority requires a course of advance pharmacology and 520 hours of physician-supervised experiencefurnishing patients with medical devices and drugs.Application for exam and request for prescription authority once a verification of physician supervision experience form is submitted and copy of advanced pharmacy course verification course is submitted.California Board of Registered Nurses recognizes and certifies six different advanced practice specialties:CNSCRNACNMCNPPsychiatric/mental health nurse (PMH)Public Health Nurse (PHN)California allows clinical practice for the APRN to have the ability to:Dispense contraceptives.Prescriptive ability of up to Schedule II narcotics if able to meet all the above requirements.May practice in the emergency room.The APRN may order durable medical equipment; sign workman’s comp claims, approve disabilities, allow and sign for home health care.Can sign and request samples of drugs deemed dangerous by pharmaceutical sales representatives.
The CNP may supervise medical assistance (Graduate Nursing EDU, 2016).California requires an unencumbered license as a registered nurse to becomes certified as a APN.Washington APRN Roles and RequirementsMust have an unencumbered registered nurse license.Graduate from a qualified program/college accredited by the United States Department of Education or Council of Higher Education Accreditation.Clinical and didactic course work in specific area of preferred license.
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Nursing, Advanced practice nurse, Registered nurse, Nursing specialties