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  1. 1. RN Credentialing- Licensure, Registration, and Certification01/02/13 1
  2. 2. Introduction  RN licensing, registration, and certification is an issue that everyone studying nursing should be aware of.  There are certain issues that affect nurses and beings aware of them will give you an advantage.01/02/13 2
  3. 3. Topics of Discussion  How to apply for licensing examination.  Roles of National Council of State Boards in RN licensing.  Current trends in and issues in licensing and certification.01/02/13 3
  4. 4. How to Apply for Licensure First step after graduation from an accredited program is to apply for licensure examination. Within 30 days of the date your application has been validated in Tallahassee, you will be sent a) eligibility letter to take the examination, or b) a t temporary work permit pending final endorsement, or c) a letter requesting additional information. Registered Nurse (RN) must meet the educational and licensure requirements which vary from state to state.01/02/13 4
  5. 5. •If you have never taken or passed a nursing licensureexamination, with a score and educational preparationacceptable to the Florida Board of Nursing. In order toqualify for the examination, you must be a graduate ofa general nursing program for the Preparation ofprofessional nurses to qualify for the Registered NurseExamination.01/02/13 5
  6. 6. REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL LICENSURE - All applicants for initial licensure must submit proof of completion of: •a three (3) hour HIV/AIDS course • a one (1) hour Domestic Violence course prior to licensure. • Both courses must be from a Florida-Approved Continuing Education Provider.01/02/13 6
  7. 7. •Applicants for initial licensure, upon submission of anaffidavit showing good cause, shall be allowed sixmonths from the date of licensure to complete thisrequirement and will be expected to submit proof ofcompletion, if audited. Good cause includes applicantswho have been residing outside of Florida or havebeen on active military duty.01/02/13 7
  8. 8. •Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) CERTIFICATION – Chapter 464, FS. Nurse Practice Act, provides for mandatory certification of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP). You may not function at an advanced or specialized level of nursing until you receive certification as an ARNP by the Florida Board of Nursing. A current Registered Nurse license is required prior to certification. Applications for RN licensure may be made prior to, or in conjunction with, the application for ARNP certification. Chapter 464, FS provides for certification of three (3) categories of ARNP’s. These are certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse midwife, and nurse practitioner.01/02/13 8
  9. 9. National Council of State Boards The National Council of State Boards and the state Boards of Nursing play an important role of setting standards for nursing . First by, developing the NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® examinations. Secondly by, performing policy analysis and promoting uniformity in relationship to the regulation of nursing practice. 01/02/13 9
  10. 10. National Council of State Boards Thirdly by, disseminating data related to the licensure of nurses and conducting research pertinent to the National Councils purpose. Finally by, serving as a forum for information exchange for National Council members 01/02/13 10
  11. 11. “The mission of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing is to lead in nursing regulation by assisting Member Boards, collectively and individually, to promote safe and effective nursing practice in the interest of protecting public health and welfare.” (Revised August 1997)01/02/13 11
  12. 12.  The purpose of the National Council is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing.. 01/02/13 12
  13. 13. Currents Trends and Issues  As a result of American Nursing Credential Center (ANCC) open Door 2000 program, the Commission on Certification has approved the implementation of two major levels of credentialing….Certified (RN,C) and Board Certified (RN,BC).  Certification is based on education and recognition of knowledge, skills, and abilities or competence, developed through experience in a specialty area of practice.01/02/13 13
  14. 14. Levels of Certification  Board level certification is awarded by Certification for Baccalaureate Nursing Practice and the Board Certification for Advanced Certification.  Certification is awarded by the committee on Certification for Diploma and Associate Degree Nursing Practice and the Committee for Modular Certification.  Both Boards and the two Committees are separate entities within the ANCC structure.01/02/13 14
  15. 15. New Credentials RN with either an  Any RN with a Bachelors Associates or Diploma in or Higher Gerontology, Medical- RN,C Surgical, Pediatric, • RN with a Bachelors or Perinatal, and Psychiatric Higher with specialty and and Mental Health Informatics Nurse Exams Nurses exams are eligible is eligible for the New for the New Credential of Credential of RN,C RN,BC01/02/13 15
  16. 16. In Summary  We have know learned the steps to licensure and who is eligible to apply for licensure.  We now know the role of the National Council of State Boards making the NCLEX, performing policy analysis and promoting uniformity in relationship to the regulation of nursing practice, and. serving as a forum for information exchange for National Council members  The New Trends regarding Nursing Credentialing the RN,BC and RN,C.01/02/13 16
  17. 17. References http.www.ncsbn.org/01/02/13 17