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Acute Care NP


certifying organization info

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Acute Care NP
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring
MD 20910-3492

description

This certification is for the adult acute care population. Eligibility Criteria: Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or hold the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country. International Applicants: Learn about additional requirements for candidates outside the US. Hold a master's, postgraduate, or doctoral degree* from an acute care nurse practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly NLNAC | National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission). A minimum of 500 faculty-supervised clinical hours must be included in the acute care nurse practitioner role and population. Three separate, comprehensive graduate-level courses in: -Advanced physiology/pathophysiology, including general principles that apply across the life span -Advanced health assessment, which includes assessment of all human systems, advanced assessment techniques, concepts, and approaches -Advanced pharmacology, which includes pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of all broad categories of agents Content in: -Health promotion and/or maintenance -Differential diagnosis and disease management

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details

Work Experience Required? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 5 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes





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