Topic: week 6 assignment DCR

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Certification Plan

Begin to develop a plan to pass the Certification Exam. Compare your home state’s laws in regards to Advanced Practice Nursing Practice to an alternate state with a less or more restrictive practice environment.
To prepare:
Consider the differences in certification exams options for your specialty
Reflect on how to approach relocating licensure from one state to another
Write a 2-3 page paper which summarizes the following:
Identify the certification exam you selected and explain why
Outline your plan for passing the appropriate National Certification Exam
Describe the NP Practice environment for your home state highlighting restrictions or limitations for practice
Submit the Certification Plan Assignment by Day 7 of Week 6.

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National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (2011). Statement on acute care and primary care nurse practitioner practice.
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O’Connell, J., Gardner, G., & Coyer, F. (2014). Beyond competencies: Using a capability framework in developing practice standards for advanced practice nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(12), 2728-2735.
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Document: Licensing and Certification (PPT Presentation)
Certification Sites
The purpose of the credentialing body is to provide a valid and reliable program for entry-level nurse practitioners to recognize and validate their education, knowledge, and professional expertise as a nurse practitioner. Both credentialing bodies will be reviewed including application process.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (n.d.). American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program.
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American Nurses Association (n.d.). American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2011, April 19). A Brief History of the AANP [Video file].
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Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.
Optional Resources

Delaney, K. R. (2014, November). 2015 Is Here: The Impact of LACE on the Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing Workforce. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 27, (161-162). doi:10.1111/jcap.12096.
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