Hot Topics in APRN Regulation and Practice

Author(s): Michelle Buck, Amita Avadhani, Cynthia Noe, Denise Buonocore

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP B 1.25

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Career Development, Leadership, Legal

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

APRN regulation promotes patient safety. Understanding regulation is crucial to APRN role implementation. In this session a panel representing regulation, education, certification and practice address key issues affecting APRN practice using a case study format. Topics include scope of practice, institutional credentialing, Consensus Model adoption, transition to practice requirements and collaborative practice models. There is opportunity for audience participation.


  • Identify the current issues that impact APRN practice and regulation.
  • Discuss implications of regulation for licensure, certification and education of APRNs.
  • Describe regulatory issues related to APRN scope of practice.

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 1.25 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.