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WAC 246-840-342

Licensure for ARNP applicants by interstate endorsement.

(1) An applicant for interstate endorsement for Washington state licensure as an ARNP must meet the following requirements:
(a) Have an active RN and ARNP license, or recognition in another state or jurisdiction, as practicing in an advanced practice role, without sanctions or restrictions;
(b) Have a graduate degree from an advanced nursing education program as identified in WAC 246-840-340 (1)(b);
(c) Hold certification from a certifying body as identified in WAC 246-840-302(3); and
(d) Have been performing advanced clinical practice as a licensed ARNP, or in the role of an advanced practice nurse, for at least two hundred fifty hours within the two years prior to the date of application.
(2) An applicant for an ARNP license through interstate endorsement must:
(a) Apply for and be granted a Washington state RN license as identified in WAC 246-840-090;
(b) Submit a completed ARNP application for licensure to the commission;
(c) Submit the license fee as specified in WAC 246-840-990;
(d) Request the certifying body, as identified in WAC 246-840-302, to send official documentation of certification directly to the commission;
(e) Request the advanced nursing educational program to send an official transcript directly to the commission showing courses, grades, degree or certificate granted, official seal and appropriate registrar;
(f) Submit nursing education program objectives and course descriptions when requested by the commission; and
(g) Submit evidence of at least two hundred fifty hours of advanced clinical practice as an ARNP, or at an advanced nursing practice level, within the two years prior to the date of application. The two hundred fifty hours may include teaching advanced nursing practice if the faculty member is providing patient care or serving as a preceptor in a clinical setting.
(3) An ARNP applicant who does not meet practice requirements must complete two hundred fifty hours of advanced clinical practice for each two years the applicant may have been out of practice, not to exceed one thousand hours.
(4) An ARNP applicant needing to complete the supervised advanced clinical practice must meet the requirements for supervised practice defined in WAC 246-840-340 (4) and (5).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.050, 18.79.110, and 18.79.160. WSR 16-08-042, § 246-840-342, filed 3/30/16, effective 4/30/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.010, [18.79.]050, [18.79.]110, and [18.79.]210. WSR 09-01-060, § 246-840-342, filed 12/11/08, effective 1/11/09.]
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