The process by which an agency of the government grants permission to persons to engage in a given profession or occupation by certifying that those licensed have attained a minimum degree of competency necessary to ensure that the public health, safety and welfare will be reasonably well protected.
NCSBN opposed ANA’s proposal for second licensure for APNs.
Process by which a non-governmental agency or voluntary association grants recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by that agency or association.
Major Certifying Organizations
American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
ANCC Facts: Requirements Certification valid for five years Sylvan Learning Center test site 500 hours of supervised practice Preparation as NP in MSN or post-MSN program Copy of official transcript Completed application and fee 1-800-234-2378 www. nursing world.org.ancc Active registered nurse license Master’s Degree in Nursing
The legal right to prescribe medications as governed by different rules and regulations or laws in each state.
Can use formularies, protocols developed jointly by MD and APN, or APN prescriptive authority
Since 1999 APNs have had independent/dependent statutory or regulatory prescriptive authority
DEA registration numbers allow you to dispense controlled substances (Schedule II-V) as allowed by state law
DEA phone: 615-736-2559
Certificate of Fitness: RN license, MSN,NP program of studies, 3 quarter hours of pharmacology, national certification in specialty area
Temporary Certificate of Fitness
Issued only once and valid until the results of the certification exam are known
If applicant fails permit must be returned to TBON
Must work under RN with COF or MD
Steps for NPs entering practice:
Obtain all forms from Board of Nursing, Board of Medical Examiners, and Board of Pharmacy