Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are graduate-educated, nationally-certified and state licensed advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who care for medically stable patients across the lifespan, from infants to geriatric patients.
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- What are the educational requirements to practice as a FNP?
- According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), what is the recommended terminal degree to prepare nurse practitioners.
- Who determines the scope of practice for FNPs?
- Who defines it? Who Credentials and what is the role of a Professional and Political Organization in defining the role?
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Review the information about the ANCC certification examination on the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s web site: http://nursecredentialing.org/FamilyNP
Review the information about the AANP certification examination on the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners’ web site: https://www.aanpcert.org/certs/fnp
Consensus Model for APRN Regulation available at: