Nurse Practice Regulation Summary

Topics: Nursing, Registered nurse, Health care, Nurse, Healthcare occupations, Patient / Pages: 2 (311 words) / Published: Nov 15th, 2017
According to the American Nurses Association (n.d.) both the role and scope of APN practice is determined and regulated by each state’s Board of Nursing, and delineated in the state’s Nurse Practice Act. In this author’s state, Florida, CRNAs, CNMs and NPs are designated as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) and are defined as someone who in addition to being licensed to practice professional nursing, is “certified in advanced or specialized nursing practice” (Florida Nurse Practice Act, 2017 § 464.003).

Licensure and education requirements for NPs in the state of Florida include valid licensure as a registered nurse, a master’s degree or post-master’s certificate in a specialty area from an accredited nursing education program,

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