Topic: week 6 assignment DCR

Order Description
Certification Plan

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

Readin” rel=”nofollow”>ings
American Nurses Association (n.d.). American Nurses Association.
Retrieved from https://www.nursin” rel=”nofollow”>
American Nurses Association (n.d.). State law and regulation.
Retrieved from https://www.nursin” rel=”nofollow”>
Barton Associates (n.d.). Nurse practitioner scope of practice laws.
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Buppert, C. (2015). Appendix 1-A, state by state defin” rel=”nofollow”>initions of the nurse practitioner. In Nurse practitioner’s busin” rel=”nofollow”>iness practice and legal guide (5th ed.) (16-32). Burlin” rel=”nofollow”>ington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
National Council of State Boards of Nursin” rel=”nofollow”>ing (n.d.). Boards and regulations.
Retrieved from
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: Usin” rel=”nofollow”>ing a capability framework in” rel=”nofollow”>in developin” rel=”nofollow”>ing practice standards for advanced practice nursin” rel=”nofollow”>ing. Journal of Advanced Nursin” rel=”nofollow”>ing, 70(12), 2728-2735.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Pearson, L. (2014). 2014 Pearson report. Burlin” rel=”nofollow”>ington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Retrieved from” rel=”nofollow”>iness_Practice_Legal_Guide/CWS/The_Pearson_Report.pdf
Wood, D. (2015). Everyday ethics for nurses: Addressin” rel=”nofollow”>ing ethical challenges – Turnin” rel=”nofollow”>ing the Nurses Week theme in” rel=”nofollow”>into year-round ethical practice.
Retrieved from” rel=”nofollow”>ing-News-Events/more-news/Everyday-Ethics-for-Nurses-Addressin” rel=”nofollow”>ing-Ethical-Challenges_42485.aspx
Document: Licensin” rel=”nofollow”>ing and Certification (PPT Presentation)
Certification Sites
The purpose of the credentialin” rel=”nofollow”>ing 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 credentialin” rel=”nofollow”>ing bodies will be reviewed in” rel=”nofollow”>includin” rel=”nofollow”>ing application process.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (n.d.). American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program.
Retrieved from” rel=”nofollow”>index
American Nurses Association (n.d.). American Nurses Credentialin” rel=”nofollow”>ing Center.
Retrieved from https://www.nursecredentialin” rel=”nofollow”>
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 min” rel=”nofollow”>inutes.
Optional Resources

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