specific to each state. The state of Washington practice & licensure law provides for all nurse practitioners to evaluate patients, diagnose, order & interpret diagnostic tests, initiate & manage treatments—including prescribe medications—under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing (AANP, 2016).The state of Illinois differs from Washington in that it holds a reduced practice law that limits nurse practitioners to engage in one of the elements of nurse practitioner practice. The State law requires a regulated collaborative agreement with an outside health discipline in order for the NP to provide patient care or limits the setting or scope of one or more elementsof NP practice (AANP, 2016).In terms of accreditation & education, the states of Washington & Illinois both require nurse practitioners to hold an RN licence, be national certified by a nursing licensing bored, & have a graduate degree in NP. The state of California requires the NP's to only hold an RN & NP degree, but does not hold the practitioners to a national licensing board (AANP, 2016). The State of California State practice & licensure law restricts the ability of a nurse practitioner to engage in at least one element of NP practice. State requires supervision, delegation, or team-management by an outside
health discipline in order for the NP to provide patient care (AANP, 2016). American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2016). State Practice Environment. Retrieved from -regulation/state-legislation/state-practice-environmentHannah MillerShow LessInstructor Duncanreply to Hannah Miller8/10/2016 1:05:13 AMRE: LACEHi Hannah,You have effectively described the various l&scapes for APN practice. What about the education & certification requirements? Do they differ?Dr. DuncanShow LessHannah Millerreply to Instructor Duncan8/13/2016 11:49:47 AMRE: LACEDr. Duncan & class,With regards to education requirements, all three states, California, Washington, & Illinois make it m&atory for an NP to hold a graduate degree in an NP role (AANP, 2016). The three states do however differ when it comesto certification requirements. The states of Illinois & Washington require all NP's to hold a national certification by a licensing board. California has a very
restricted practice on the NPs as they are not required to hold a national certification (AANP, 2016). When it comes to becoming a practitioner, I wouldfeel most comfortable not only in my educational background & knowledge, but also with the care I give to patients, being required to hold a national certification. American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2016). State Practice Environment. Retrieved from Hannah MillerShow LessMeghan Mills8/8/2016 12:21:51 PMPart OneHow do licensure, accreditation, certification, & education (LACE) considerations differ for APN clinical roles for these three states: California, Washington & Illinois? Provide evidence for your response.
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