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Choosing a Graduate APRN Program: CNS and NP

Author(s): Konick-McMahan JoAnne

Contact Hours 1.15

CERP C 1.15

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Education, Leadership

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Participants learn the questions to ask to select the best possible graduate program as a CNS or NP. Multiple resources are provided to answer questions regarding APRN licensure based on the Consensus Model and changes on the horizon. Frequently asked questions regarding practice eligibility for certification and licensure which match clinical practice are addressed. Make sure you will be able to provide the advanced nursing care you desire when you finish school.


  • Discuss the required process of graduate nursing education, certification and licensure based on the Consensus Model.
  • Identify reliable resources to assist in answering questions regarding APRN licensure.
  • Describe the questions to ask when choosing a graduate nursing program.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.15 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

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.

Refund Policy

Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.