AANP(The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) certification plan

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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.

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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 3-4 page paper which summarizes the following:

  • Identify the certification exam you selected and explain why (I have selected AANP certification exam)
  • Outline your plan for passing the appropriate National Certification Exam
  • Describe the NP Practice environment for TEXAS highlighting restrictions or limitations for practice
  • Describe 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses you think are significant to your preparation to pass your certification exam and develop a study plan for addressing the areas of weakness



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Buppert, C. (2015). Appendix 1-A, state by state definitions of the nurse practitioner. In Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide (5th ed.) (16-32). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (n.d.). Boards and Regulations. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/boards.htm

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (2011). Statement on Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practice. Retrieved from http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nonpf.org/resource/re…

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.
Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Pearson, L. (2014). 2014 Pearson Report. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Retrieved from http://d2jw81rkebrcvk.cloudfront.net/assets.naviga…

Wood, D. (2015). Everyday Ethics for Nurses: Addressing Ethical Challenges – Turning the Nurses Week theme into Year-Round Ethical Practice. Retrieved from http://essynursingservices.com/everyday-ethics-for…

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (n.d.). American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program. Retrieved from http://www.aanpcert.org/index

American Nurses Association (n.d.). American Nurses Credentialing Center. Retrieved from http://www.nursecredentialing.org/

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