d General instructions and application requirements for nurse practitioner

D general instructions and application requirements

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California Board of Registered Nursing (n.d.). General instructions and application requirements for nurse practitioner certification. Retrieved from Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (2008). Licensure requirements for APNs. Retrieved from Washington State Department of Health (n.d.). Nurse licensing. Retrieved from rseLicensing/AdvancedRegisteredNursePractitioner Show Less Jill Coles 8/9/2016 4:59:05 PM Discussion part one Dr. Duncan and Class, The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: licensure, accreditation, certification, and education (LACE) and is foundational to the future of APN practice (Goudreau, 2011). Regulation of all APRNs will be achieved through the Consensus Model and will provide a formal mechanism for facilitating communication among all stakeholders in the healthcare
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community (Stanley, 2012). LACE will allow APRNs to practice to the full scope of their education and more easily move from one state to another. Under the Consensus Model, APRN practice is not restricted by setting, but rather is patient-centered and based on patient needs (Stanley, 2012). In all three states, California, Washington and Illinois, APNs are required to have a valid registered nurse license and completion of a master’s degree or post master’s certificate; however only Washington and Illinois require national certification to practice, California will accept state or national certification (American Association of Nurse Practitioners, n.d.). Washington State APRNs in Washington State are permitted to practice without any physician involvement because state law recognizes APNs as qualified to assume primary responsibility and accountability for the care of patients (Washington State Legislature, n.d.). APNs in Washington State practice with complete independence and do not have to have instruction, supervision or consultation from a physician (Washington State Legislature, n.d.). This means that they can prescribe Schedule II-V substances without any physician involvement and also prescribe medical marijuana. APNs must complete 15 hours of continuing education in pharmacology for each license renewal period to maintain their prescriptive authority (Washington State Legislature, n.d.). APNs are recognized as official primary care providers and can do everything from giving out handicap parking permits, ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests, referring patients to other healthcare providers to signing death certificates (Washington State Legislature, n.d.). Illinois APNs in Illinois practice under a collaborative practice agreement with a physician. This agreement outlines the working relationship between the APN and physician by describing the categories of care, treatment and procedures the APN is expected to perform (Illinois Center for Nursing, n.d.). The physician does not have to be physically present for the APN to practice, they just have to be available for
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