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49 Pa. Code § 21.361. General criteria for approval of programs.


§ 21.361. General criteria for approval of programs.

 (a)  A CRNP program must require, at a minimum, a baccalaureate degree in nursing for admission and must culminate with a master’s degree in nursing or postmaster’s certificate.

 (b)  A CRNP program must prepare the registered nurse (RN) to function as a nurse practitioner in an expanded role in a particular specialty.

 (c)  A CRNP program must prepare the registered nurse to perform acts of medical diagnosis and prescription of medical, therapeutic or corrective measures in collaboration with a physician licensed to practice medicine in this Commonwealth.

 (d)  A CRNP program may be formed as a master’s program, an RN to master’s program, an RN to nursing doctorate program or a pilot or accelerated program that culminates with at least a master’s degree in nursing.


   The provisions of this §  21.361 issued under sections 6.1 and 8.1 of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. § §  216.1 and 218.1).


   The provisions of this §  21.361 adopted June 2, 2006, effective June 3, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2667.

Cross References

   This section is cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.363 (relating to process).

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