If a person never held an RN license in California or another state, an examination the Application for licensure by needs to be done (GraduateNursingEDU.org). The California Board of Registered Nursing requires a master’s degree at minimum in specialty area for APNs (GraduateNursingEDU.org). Graduate programs in nursing may be accredited by either the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (California Association for Nurse Practitioners, n.d.). The program should include all theoretical and clinical instruction necessary for APNs to provide primary care (Standards of education, 2016). Training for practice in different areas should include both prevention and detection of the disease (Standards of education, 2016). The programs must include at least 12 A nurse can become an NP through completion of an in- state program accredited by the Board, gain certification through accepted organizations, and completion equivalent programs. The certification agencies in California State are; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties (NCC), Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (NursingLincensure.org, n.d.). A nurse has to verify his/her clinical experience and clinical competency in order to provide primary care by having the proper certifications or equivalent
semester units or 18 quarter units of practice (Standards of education, 2016). (NursingLincensure.org, n.d.). Washingt on A person who wants to be an NP needs to hold a Washington State RN license, graduate degree, and national certification (American Association of Nurse Practitioners, n.d.). ARNP licensure is granted by the Commission. An applicant must pass an examination from one of the following certifying organizations; The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; The American Nurses Credentialing Center, The National Certification Corporation, The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, The American Association of Critical Care Nurses, or The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ARNP designations, certification, and approved certification examinations, 2009). Existing accredited advanced practice educational programs must send current accreditation documentation from all accrediting bodies to the Commission (Practical and registered nursing, 2016). Then the educational institutions are mandated to send accreditation documentation form all accrediting agencies within 30 days from receiving the report from the accreditation body (Practical and registered nursing, 2016). Programs that do not receive full accreditation are required to submit copes of self- evaluation report(s) and any interim report (s) provided to all nursing or nursing- related national accrediting agencies at the time of notification from the accrediting agency that the program has ARNP certification is granted by a Commission approved certifying body such as the
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