FIGURE D-2 Relationship Among Educational Competencies, Licensure, & Certification in the Role/Population Foci and Education and Credentialing in a Specialty

FIGURE D-2 Relationship Among Educational Competencies, Licensure, & Certification in the Role/Population Foci and Education and Credentialing in a Specialty

NOTES:

*Certification for specialty may include exam, portfolio, peer review, etc.

**Certification for licensure will be psychometrically sound and legally defensible examination by an accredited certifying program.

Foundational Requirements for Accreditation of Education Programs

Accreditors will:

  1. be responsible for evaluating APRN education programs including graduate degree-granting and post-graduate certificate programs;9

  2. through their established accreditation standards and process, assess APRN education programs in light of the APRN core, role core, and population core competencies;

  3. assess developing APRN education programs and tracks by reviewing them using established accreditation standards and granting pre-approval, pre-accreditation, or accreditation prior to student enrollment;

  • compliance with the APRN educational requirements of the state in which the APRN is applying for licensure that were in effect at the time the APRN completed his/her APRN education program, and

  • compliance with all other criteria set forth by the state in which the APRN is applying for licensure (e.g. recent CE, RN licensure).

Once the model has been adopted and implemented (date to be determined by the state boards of nursing. See proposed timeline on page 14-15.) all new graduates applying for APRN licensure must meet the requirements outlined in this regulatory model.

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Degree-granting programs include both master’s and doctoral programs. Post-graduate certificate programs include post-master’s and post-doctoral education programs.



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