The BRN then issues a furnishing number to a nurse practitioner that allows him or her to "order" or furnish drugs and devices to patients using approved standardized procedures. A nurse practitioner with a furnishing number may obtain a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number if they want to order controlled substances as needed for patient care. Washington: The student will need pass a national certification examination at some point after educational requirements have been met. Washington has approved four nurse practitioner certification organizations: -American Nurses Credentialing Center -American Academy of Nurse Practitioners -Pediatric Nursing Certification Board -National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing Illinois: A prospective advanced practice nurse will need to pursue an examination-based certification. An Illinois RN who has graduated from an advanced practice program and has applied to take a qualifying national certification examination may be authorized to practice pending certification. The graduate will need to apply for a temporary permit. The licensing agency will need documentation from the certifying agency, identifying the date that the nurse will sit for examination.
Slide 11: Education Considerations: The education domain is central to APRN professional practice. The APRN assesses learning needs and uses educational strategies to promote knowledge development of students, peers, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary colleagues. The APRN uses professional expertise to develop educational programs and resources that address specific patient- and family-learning needs. APRNs also educate the public on pertinent healthcare issues related to specialty care practice and the APRN role. California: The nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who possesses additional preparation and skills in physical diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and management of health and illness needs in primary health care. Washington Education: Programs include diagnostic theory and health management, advanced coursework in physiology, health assessment, and pharmacology, and clinical and didactic preparation for the advanced practice role. Students will receive no fewer than 500 hours of patient care under faculty oversight. Illinois: A prospective advanced practice nurse must earn a graduate degree or post-master certificate. The individual must complete a program that offers preparation for advanced practice certification. An APN who seeks licensing in a second advanced practice specialty will not need to complete a second graduate degree but will need to complete whatever additional education is necessary to qualify for the desired certification. Slide 12: Evidence-based Strategies should be implemented to achieve continuity between state regulatory boards…some examples are: Removing Scope-of-Practice Barriers Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) should be able to practice to the full extent of their education and training. To achieve this goal, the committee recommends the following actions.
- Fall '15
- Nursing, Advanced practice nurse, Registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist, Nurse Midwives and Clinical Nurse Specialists