Keeping your certification current – and staying abreast of the information and updates provided by from ANCC and other key groups – will be crucial as the APRN consensus model is implemented.
- Stay in touch with the American Nurses Association and your specialty nursing organization to learn the latest developments in the transition to the consensus model. Use ANCC as your resource for questions regarding the consensus model's effects on certification.
- Keep your certification current for the most flexibility as this transition unfolds. After 2015, if your certification lapses, you may not be able to renew your existing certification or your license to practice. Learn more about your specialty.
Regulatory changes, including those to the Nurse Practice Act, may affect the certification requirements in your state. Updates should be tracked through your state board of nursing and your state's American Nurses Association affiliate.