ANCC to retire most popular, and eventually all, NP roles. - page 8

by RPF,PhD,NP 31,001 Views | 74 Comments

I just received an official notice from ANCC that my credential will be “retired.” My credential is “Adult Nurse Practitioner,” but other credentials on the chopping block are ACNP, Adult and Child PMHNP and CNS, and GNP and CNS.... Read More


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    It's good to hear that some programs are being proactive and forthcoming about these changes. I spoke with a friend at another program and she told me that her program directors have yet to address these changes with them either. I find it very unprofessional and I'm starting to think it is all about $$. Think about it, would you enroll in a program or stay in a program that may not meet the requirements for the new certification? I know that I would not have signed on to pay $45,000 for a degree that may or may not enable me to take the current certification exam upon graduation.

    I think these program directors are reluctant to be forthcoming because they want to protect their bottom line. I think it is dispicable and unethical. They know that there has been a huge rush to apply to these programs due to the economy and all of the misinformation related to the DNP in 2015 "mandate" but instead of informing students of these changes, they would rather leave us in the dark. They should be ashamed of themselves.
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    Thank you for sharing your knowledge about the dates of the last NP certification exams.
    Recently and historically, it has been difficult (impossible) to get ANCC to respond to my communication. Do you (or others) have any suggestions for how to get them to respond?
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    As an update, wanted to inform those following this that some schools are taking notice--mine specifically has overhauled and changed the curriculum to meet the new requirements. They've gone as far as eliminating courses and adding new ones. Our fall semester registration is currently on hold while they get everything ready. We've had "town hall" meetings to discuss the changes and how it will affect students.
    This is from USF. Hope this helps.
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    does anyone know if the change in credentialing can affect the ability to move out of state? as I understand it, NP credentialing is a state by state basis. So if I get grandfathered in as an adult PMHNP and never let my license lapse, and I want to move to a different state, will my license not be recognized? What are your experiences in changing states?
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    Quote from sprinklez
    does anyone know if the change in credentialing can affect the ability to move out of state? as I understand it, NP credentialing is a state by state basis. So if I get grandfathered in as an adult PMHNP and never let my license lapse, and I want to move to a different state, will my license not be recognized? What are your experiences in changing states?
    No one really knows yet what's going to happen with this, but that is what happened to the "certificate NPs" (those educated in non-degree certificate programs, which was the standard for years) when the MSN became the standard entry level for new applicants -- they were supposedly "grandfathered in" and could continue to practice as NPs in their current state(s), but they couldn't get licensed in a new state, because they didn't meet the current educational requirements for liensure. That's one of the several reasons so many of us are upset about this. (Of course, educational level and certification are two different matters -- no one knows yet whether states will take the same position on national certifications that are active but "retired.")


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