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DQ: Identify at least three regulatory bodies or industry regulations that specify certification, licensure requirements, or scope of practice for your specialty

NUR 513 Topic 2 Discussion 1

DQ Identify at least three regulatory bodies or industry regulations that specify certification, licensure requirements, or scope of practice for your specialty

The federal government does play a role in the regulation process for APRNs in terms of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, but much of the regulatory responsibility has been shifted to the states (DeNisco & Baker, 2016). In general licensing and regulations are done on a state level, upheld by the Boards of Nursing (BONs) which vary from state to state (DeNisco & Baker, 2016). The BONs act as decision making bodies that define the nursing scope of practice, educational requirements, licensure, licensure requirements, certifications, and deliver disciplinary action (DeNisco & Baker, 2016). The Nurse Practice Acts (NPAs) are the defined state laws that outline the scope of practice for nurses and nursing specialties within each state that the BON enforces (DeNisco & Baker, 2016).

Emotional intelligent is important in nursing practices because it helps to understand people better (Whitney, 2018). Self-awareness is one of the important elements in emotional intelligent and it is the capacity to notice and comprehend your own feelings. Being conscious of the impact of your actions, moods, and emotions on other people goes beyond simply being aware of your own feelings. Developing self-awareness as a leader will strengthen not only individual performance but organizational performance as well. Ultimately, the immense amount of understanding, trustworthiness and wisdom that self-aware leaders possess equips them with critical skills for success.

In the future I plan on pursing a career in Nursing Informatics. Informatics is a nontraditional advanced practice role so some of the certifications and licensure are not at regulated as the four traditional APRN roles. According to the Consensus Model for APRN regulation, informatics is not considered direct patient care and therefore does not require regulatory acknowledgement beyond a Registered Nursing license (APRN Consensus Work Group & National Council of State Boards of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee, 2008). There is an ANCC Informatics Nursing board certification that can be obtain. The eligibility to be certified requires active RN licensure from the BON, you must have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a minimum of two years of practice as an RN, 30 hours of continuing education in Informatics withing 3 years, and you must meet practice hour requirements (ANCC, 2021). In my case, my practice hour requirements will be fulfilled by completing this graduate level program.

References

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2021, February 8). Informatics nursing certification (RN-BC).https://www.nursingworld.org/our-certifications/informatics-nurse/

APRN Consensus Work Group & the National Council of State Boards of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee. (2008). Consensus model for APRN regulation: Licensure, accreditation, certification & education. APRN Joint Dialogue Group Report. https://www.ncsbn.org/Consensus_Model_for_APRN_Regulation_July_2008.pdf

DeNisco, S. M., & Barker, A. M. (2016). Advanced practice nursing: Essential knowledge for the profession (3rd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 9781284072570

 

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According to Denisco and Barker (2016) “Health professions regulation provides for ongoing monitoring and maintenance of an acceptable standard of practice for the professions, with the goal of protecting the interests of public welfare and safety. Regulation is

DQ Identify at least three regulatory bodies or industry regulations that specify certification, licensure requirements, or scope of practice for your specialty
DQ Identify at least three regulatory bodies or industry regulations that specify certification, licensure requirements, or scope of practice for your specialty

needed as a mechanism to protect the public because of the complexity of the healthcare system”. Regulatory bodies include the Board of Nursing (BON) for each state. There are sixty BON’s and they are all members of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Each states BON establishes licensing criteria, approved courses for nursing education, and licensure examination (Denisco & Barker, 2016). All nursing schools that are certified base their programs content on what is approved by the BON. When it comes to the nursing licensure exam, although each states BON sets the criteria for passing, it is the National League for Nursing (NLN) through its established State Board Test Pool Examination (SBPTE) that makes sure the licensing exam is standardized (Denisco & Barker, 2016).

National specialty nursing organizations play a role in the regulation of advanced practice registered nurses. They do so by developing practice standards and examinations. I am currently working toward a career in health care management. I am hopeful that I can complete my MBA and MSN in Leadership in Health Care Systems. A regulatory body that will be relevant to my chosen career field is the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). Through their credentialing center, the AONL offers certifications for nurses depending on their level of management; the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) for managers, and Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) administrators (American Organization for Nursing Leadership, 2021).

Advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) was born out of the anticipated shortage of primary care providers following the birth of Medicare and Medicaid programs in the 1960s (Denisco & Barker, 2016). In an effort to make it easier for APRNs to practice across state lines, the NCSBN published the Consensus Model in 2008. “The Consensus Model provides guidance for states to adopt uniformity in the regulation of APRN roles, licensure, accreditation, certification and education (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., 2021).

 

American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) (2021). AONL Credentialing Center Certification Programs. Retrieved from      https://www.aonl.org/initiatives/certification

Denisco, S.M. and Barker, A.M. (2016). Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession. Jones and Bartlett Learning.  https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/jones-and-bartlett/2016/advanced-practice-nursing_essential-knowledge-for-the-profession_3e.php

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (2021). APRN Consensus Model: The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation, Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/aprn-consensus.htm

 

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The regulatory bodies that work together to specify certification, licensure requirements, and scope of practice for Public health nursing include, the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN). The American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the National Board of Public health examiners (NBPHE) (American Association of College of Nursing, 2021). In many cases, the major and legal requirement for Public health nursing practice is the registered nurse (RN) licensing. Nurses with baccalaureate degree who are interested in receiving Advanced degree such as master’s degree or higher in public health nursing can seek additional voluntary certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to earn Advanced Public Health Nursing Board certified (PHN-BC) and the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). Hence, they are awarded a Certified Public Health (CPH) certificate after the certification examination (Association of Public Health Nurses, 2019)

The National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN) is a non-profit organization that ensures that competent care is rendered across the nation by licensed nurses. They do so by ensuring that the nurses entering the workforce have the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out safe patient care (National Council of State Board of Nursing, 2019). They developed the licensure examination for nurses known as NCLEX.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) empowers nurses to perform to the full extent of their expertise, for the benefit of public health. The review and revision of the scope and practice standard of public health nursing are facilitated by ANA to ensure that nursing responsibilities evolve at the same pace as the demands of public health (American Nurses Association, 2021). ANA also supports policy, advocacy, and education to build on individual nurse contributions to public in the areas of immunization, infection control, environmental health, and opioid crisis response (American Nurses Association, 2021).

References

American Association of College of Nursing. (2021). Certification for Public Health Nursing. AACN. Retrieved March 4, 2021, from https://www.aacnnursing.org/Population-Health-Nursing/Certification-for-Public-Health-Nursing

American Nurses Association. (2021). Public Health Nursing. ANA. Retrieved 3 4, 2021, from https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/workforce/public-health-nursing/

Association of Public Health Nurses. (2019). CPH Credential. APHN. Retrieved March 4, 2021, from https://www.phnurse.org/cph-credential