APPROVAL OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE
§ 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 masters degree in nursing or postmasters 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 masters program, an RN to masters program, an RN to nursing doctorate program or a pilot or accelerated program that culminates with at least a masters 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.
This section is cited in 49 Pa. Code § 21.363 (relating to process).
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