We are updating the AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNPs) and invite comments on the proposed revisions. The period for open comment will be 30 days, ending on April 7th, 2017.
 
The update includes the following key elements:
• Aligns with the “Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education" and model language to limit confusion among regulators and other stakeholders.
• Allows maximum flexibility for ACNP practice to evolve over time by clarifying the wide range of patient care environments where they can work
• Addresses practice for the pediatric acute care nurse practitioner and the adult-geriatric ACNP.
• Incorporates the ACNP role to facilitate patient transitions across a complex environment for optimal patient outcomes
• Integrates the translation of evidence into practice
 
Read “Scope of Practice ,” “Standards of Clinical Practice ” and “Standards of Professional Performance ” in the links given below. Then follow the prompts to respond to questions associated with each section.

Scope of Practice
Standards of Practice
Standards of Professional Performance

 
The purpose of this review is a focus on the content and intent of the statements. It is not necessary to copy edit, format, or edit punctuation. Thank you!

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