restricted practice as follows (2016): State practice and licensure law restricts the ability of a nurse practitioner to engage in at least one element of ANP practice. State requires supervision, delegation, or team- management by an outside health discipline in order for the ANP to provide patient care. ANPs in Michigan are regulated by the Board of Nursing. A national certification is also required. The State of Michigan requires that a registered nurse obtain a graduate degree before
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 3 one can apply for national certification. The Michigan Board of Nursing certifies these four APRN titles: Nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse specialist and nurse anesthetist (How to become a nurse practitioner in michigan, 2016). The license requirements are to obtain national certification and also to be a licensed registered nurse (Nault, n.d.). Anything beyond a registeredAdvanced Practice Nurse Professional Development Plan In the quest to becoming the successful and effective leader an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, APRN, is designed to be it is important for the nurse to know and understand the educational, licensure and state requirements that are applicable to their location. To be accurately prepared the nurse should not only be aware of regulatory and educational requirements necessary but it is also beneficial for the nurse must to develop a personal professional development plan or PDP. The PDP is written assessment of the requirements necessary to become and practice as a APN along with a personal action plan that includes honest examination of weakness, strengths, professional goals and objectives and strategies to advance their career. This paper will examine the APN scope of practice in the state of Texas, a reflective personal assessment of strengths and weakness, strategies for networking and marketing and an updated Curriculum Vitae. Lastly, a summary of the importance and insight gained from the development of the APN professional development plan will be discussed. Advance Practice Nurse Scope of Practice Each state determines their own guidelines for defining the licensure, accreditation, certification, and education (LACE) requirements for becoming a practicing APN in that state. The vast differences in requirements have a huge effect on the type of practice the NP will be allowed to deliver. In the state of Texas, in order to receive certification as an Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), the candidate must first hold a valid registered nurse license in the state of Texas or another compact state, have completed an accredited advanced practice nursing educational program recognized by the Board that complies with the requirements and have acquired national certification for chosen role. (Texas Board of Nursing, 3 ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN TXBON, 2016). The state of Texas also requires the APRN to have completed 400 work hours and in the APN role and twenty hours of continuing education within the last calendar 24 months or have completed the graduate program within the last twenty-four months. (TXBON, 2016). The educational program, if completed after 2003,
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