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A clinical nurse specialist who qualifies by equivalency will need to document having had coursework in the five component areas; this is in addition to clinical experience.In Wisconsin, for several years, nursing organizations, including ours, have been meeting to clarify the murky territory of advanced-practice nursing. The product of these meetings, The Consensus Model for APRN: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education. In nursing professional organization, you must know how APNA is involved in changes and recognize how you can be involved in improving LACE.
Licensure is how a member of a profession is granted the ability to practice. State agencies and the legislature define advanced-practice nursing, decide who can prescribe and determine the requirements for licensure.Accreditation is the process of evaluating schools of nursing and their programs nationwide. Accrediting bodies have published essentials for advanced-practice education.Certification concerns the evaluation of an individual’s knowledge,skills and abilities in a specialty. For most states, one component of advanced-practice licensure is certification. Licensure and certification, however, are separate processes.Education refers to advanced-practice educational programs at the master’s post-master’s and doctoral levels and is intertwined with certification and accreditation. At this point, psychiatric mental health nurses are educated as either clinical nurse specialists or nurse practitioners. A small number of PMH programs are “blended,” educating nurses as both clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners.Alleman, K., & Houle, K. (2013). Advanced practice registered nurse certification. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 40(3), 219.Oleck, L. G., Retano, A., Tebaldi, C., McGuinness, T. M., Weiss, S., Carbray, J., & McCoy, P. (2012). Advanced practice psychiatric nurses legislative update: State of the states, 2010. Journal of theAmerican Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17(2), 171-188.Show LessNicole Cassedy8/11/2016 12:48:32 AMPart One
The licensure, accreditation, certification and education (LACE) requirements for advanced practice nurses (APNs) in California, Washington and Illinois differ in several ways. All three states do require that you have or obtain a registered nurse (RN) license in that state before you can be licensed as an APN, but there are differences in the required education and accepted accreditation by each board. The California Board of Registered Nursing (CABRN) only accepts accreditation for nurse practitioner certification from the following agencies: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Association-American NursesCredentialing Center (ANCC), Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties (NCC) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) (CABRN, 2014, p.5).
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Nursing, Advanced practice nurse, Registered nurse, Nursing specialties