Certification tests AANP vs ANCC and CME

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    Hi all,
    I am trying to decide which certification test to take. I know this has been discussed in other posts
    but I have not seen anything on this subject.

    I was told that if you have taken the AANP test, you cannot get Continuing education credits for preceptoring students.

    So, does anyone know if this s true or what differences there are concerning this or other matters?

    Hard enough trying to decide which test is better content-wise and time-wise, now here's another thing to worry about- oh well...

    thanks
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    AANP just does not have the same Professional Development Requirements that ANCC mandates for NP recertification. If you are renewing with ANCC, you need to submit 2 out of 5 Professional Development Categories in the form of (1) 75 hours of CE's, (2) Graduate-level Academic Credits (3) Presentations or Lectures, (4) Published Articles or Research, and (5) Preceptorship of NP students.

    Per the AANP website, the requirements are 1000 hours of clinical practice as a nurse practitioner in the area of specialization and 75 contact hours of continuing education relevant to the nurse practitioner area of specialization. No further requirements beyond that.

    If precepting NP students is important to you, consider certifying through ANCC so that you can receive recertification credit for this activity.


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    NP Gilly's post has made me a bit nervous. Does anyone know how the AANP handles FNPs working out of the family medicine specialty. Ie...working in Peds or Internal Medicine. Does this count towards the 1000 hours?
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    Quote from SheriStudentFNP
    NP Gilly's post has made me a bit nervous. Does anyone know how the AANP handles FNPs working out of the family medicine specialty. Ie...working in Peds or Internal Medicine. Does this count towards the 1000 hours?
    I personally know of NP's who are certified by AANP and have the above scenario and didn't have any problems with recertification. FNP's working in Peds or IM and even Women's Health are still within the scope of primary care, just no longer within the broad age-range that Family Practice offers.
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    Thanks NPGilly. I know of certified NPs working in Peds, OB/GYN, etc. I just didn't know what certifying body they are associated with. Since I have already paid for my AANP exam and am trying to decide between a peds and IM job, this is great news!


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