Hot Topics in APRN Regulation and Practice

Author(s): Buck Michelle Marie

Contact Hours 1.30

CERP B 1.30

Expires Dec 31, 2024

Topics: Career Development, Leadership, Legal

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

APRN regulation promotes patient safety but inconsistency in state regulations often creates confusion. Understanding regulation is crucial to APRN role implementation. In this session a panel with representatives from regulation, education, certification and practice address key issues affecting APRN practice. Topics include scope of practice, institutional credentialing, Consensus Model adoption, transition to practice requirements and proposed physician led teams. There is an opportunity for audience questions.


  • Identify the current and future issues that impact APRN regulation.
  • Discuss implications of regulation for licensure, certification and education of APRNs.
  • Apply an understanding of regulatory issues to APRN practice, including scope.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.30 contact hours.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.