The Consensus Model vs The New Jersey Board of Nursing
Advanced practice nursing is a growing and evolving career in nursing. Understanding the definition and the core roles of an Advanced Practice Nurse is imperative. According to the Consensus Model, “Advanced practice registered nurses are licensed independent practitioners who are expected to practice within standards established or recognized by a licensing body.” (Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education, 2008) There are several licensing bodies that regulate the requirements for Advanced Practice Nurses. In this paper I will be comparing the regulations between the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the Consensus Model for APRN regulations. New Jersey Board of Nursing regulates the required certification requirements as well as the permitted duties of an APN in the state of New Jersey. The Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Regulation provides a more detailed overview of the definition and the different scopes of practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing. These two models share similarities and differences in their guidelines for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation is a resource and document used by several organizations including schools, nursing professional associations, and certification agencies to provide a unified understanding of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse(“Consensus Model for APRN Regulation,” n.d.). The goal of this project is to offer a better understanding of the role of APRN’s. This model uses four elements to define an APRN and they are Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education. This model goes further to define APRNs and their scopes of practice by dividing it into the four different types of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, which are The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, The Certified Nurse –Midwife, The...
References: APRN Joint Dialogue Group Report (2008). Consensus Model for APRN Regulation:
Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education.
Consensus Model for APRN Regulation. (2012) Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://sn.umdnj.edu/consensus/index.html
Hanson, C. M., (2009). Understanding Regulatory, Legal and Credentialing Requirements. In Hamric, A, B., Spross, J. A., Hanson, C. M. (Eds.), Advanced practice nursing:Anintergrative approach (pp. 605-625). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
New Jersey Board of Nursing Laws . (2011). Retrieved from http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/laws/nursinglaws.pdf
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