current registered nursing (RN) license of California (Graduate Nursing, 2015). If you hold an RN license from another state you must first apply for your RN from California. The RN must complete a Masters degree level APN program in the field of their choice and the school must be accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN) (2015). The RN seeking a masters as an APN must graduate from a California graduate program that meets the Board standards of California (2015). The Certification for the APN will then be in a designated field of choice. An application can then be submitted for prescriptive authority which is completed by the academic program. As an APN in California there are no continuing education requirements, however if you are certified in a specialized area of advanced practice nursing you will be required to finish the particular agencies requirements for education (2015). In the state of Illinois, the nurse must hold a current RN and APN license with the National Council of the State Board of nursing of Illinois (Nursing License, 2016). The APN will pursue a certification through an examination process depending on the area of specialty. In many cases the APN may be granted the ability to practice pending the results of the certification examination. The APN in Illinois will have to renew the license every two years (2016). Prescriptive authority is granted in collaboration with the physician. To practice in the state of Washington the APN must hold a current RN and APN license from the State Board of Nursing (Graduatenursing.edu, 2016).
The APNs course work will vary from that of other states such as, the APN will take courses in dictation and diagnostic theory (2016). To complete the requirements for prescriptive authority the APN will complete 30 of practical experience with contact hours (2016). These hours must be completed two years before application for prescriptive authority. To receive a degree as a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), or a Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) the APN must complete a certification within the specialty (2016). The APN for the state of Washington must renew their license every two years and must complete no fewer than 30 continuing education hours in their specialty (2016). References Nursing License.org (2015). Advanced practice nurse requirements in California. Retrieved from - practitioner.html#np Illinois Center of Nursing. Retrieved from Nursing Licensure.org (2016). Advanced practice nursing Illinois. Retrieved from Graduate Nursing.edu (2016). Steps to becoming an APRN in Washington. Retrieved from Show Less Michelle Ince 8/14/2016 7:20:40 PM Discussion Part One
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