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* 1. The inconsistent standards across advanced practice nursing programs has compromised the integrity and reputation of the nursing profession. 

Inconsistent standards include (but are not limited to): low admission requirements (ex. 3.0 GPA), no testing requirements (ex. GRE), varying clinical hours required by each institution, not requiring prior nursing experience, etc.

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* 2. We believe that all advanced practice nursing programs should be required to obtain and secure clinical rotations for their enrolled students. We believe that the AACN and CCNE should prioritize holding programs accountable for obtaining quality clinical rotations for all enrolled students.

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* 3. An Advanced Practice Nursing student should be given the option of choosing their own clinical site(s). The clinical site(s) selected by the student must be approved by the respective nursing program.

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* 4. We are against the use of all 3rd party organizations that are profiting from nursing programs' inability to provide clinical sites for their students.

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* 5. Programs that are unable to provide clinical sites for their enrolled students should suffer the consequences (ex. have their accreditation status removed, only be allowed to accept the number of students for which they can guarantee clinical sites, etc.).

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* 6. We do not believe that the current clinical hours adequately prepare advanced practice nurses for entry level practice. More than 500-720 clinical hours should be required prior to graduation for a master's level program.

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* 7. We believe that prior nursing experience should be required prior to admission into any advanced practice nursing program.

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* 8. We believe that general admission standards for advanced practice nursing needs to be improved in order to ensure that only the best candidates are selected (ex. require a GRE for a GPA below a 3.5, raise the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement that most programs use, require 1-2 years of prior nursing and/or healthcare experience, etc.).

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* 9. The national certification examination for each specialty needs to be more difficult and better reflect the level of care required by advanced practice nurses.

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* 10. I will sign the petition because I agree with all (or the vast majority) of the updated standards that are listed on this survey monkey.

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