Certificate - The student will need pass a national certification examination at some point after educational requirements have been met (APN Washington, n.d.). Washington has approved four nurse practitioner certification organizations (APN Washington, n.d.). Nurse midwives take their certification examinations through the American Midwifery Certification Board while CRNAs go through the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (APN Washington, n.d.). Education - A prospective ARNP must complete an approved advanced practice program (APN Washington, n.d.). A nurse practitioner program may have a broad focus – family practice – or may focus on a narrower population. The Nursing Commission reported that in 2013 to 2014, 138 of the state’s newest master’s level advanced practice nurses were family practice NPs; adult NP was a distant second with ten (APN Washington, n.d.). The Commission notes that practitioners may not practice beyond their training but are allowed to sub-specialize and serve only a segment of the population that they were trained to serve (APN Washington, n.d.). References: Advanced Practice Nursing California. (n.d.). Retrieved October 02, 2016, from
Advanced Practice Nursing Illinois. (n.d.). Retrieved October 02, 2016, from Advanced Practice Nursing Washington. (n.d.). Retrieved October 02, 2016, from
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