The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education (APRN Consensus Model) has been endorsed by 41 nursing organizations. The APRN Consensus Model defines advanced practice registered nurse practice, describes the APRN regulatory model, identifies the titles to be used, defines specialty, describes the emergence of new roles and population foci, and presents strategies for implementation.
APRN Consensus Model Toolkit
This toolkit provides resources to assist in understanding the APRN Consensus Model and learning more about the implementation.
- Read the APRN Consensus Model
- Read about the development of the model and ANA’s endorsement in the July/August 2008 issue of The American Nurse, “Coming together to secure strong future for APRNs.”
- For more information about the APRN Consensus Model, read the issue brief, see the general PowerPoint presentation, a presentation for our state nurses associations, and a presentation focusing on ANA's involvement, or read the FAQ.
- ANCC certified nurses should review the Consensus Model information provided by ANCC
- Read the article "Coming to a consensus about APRN regulation" by ANA's Lisa Summers DrPH, CNM in Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership.
- Read the AANA’s endorsement letter
- See resources and relevant documents from ACNM, including ACNM’s endorsement letter and white paper.
- Psych/Mental Health APRNs may wish to review the resources available on the APNA Web site.
- NP and CNS Certification Rulemaking Guide: APRN certifiers who administer NP and CNS examinations have provided a guide clarifies what exams for the NP and CNS are available today, what changes to exams are forthcoming, and what exams will be offered in the future.
- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has created a number of resources as part of their “Campaign for APRN Consensus”
- Read the statement from NACNS on the APRN Consensus Model implementation