To prepare: 2 pages: Certification Plan

Begin to develop a plan to pass the Certification Exam. Compare your home state’s laws (Georgia) in regards to Advanced Practice Nursing Practice to an alternate state with a less or more restrictive practice environment.

For this Assignment, you will create a professional cover letter, resume, and portfolio that you can use as you pursue your next professional role.

To prepare:

Consider the differences in certification exams options for your specialty (ANCC -vs-AANP)

Reflect on how to approach relocating licensure from one state to another

Write a 2-3 page paper which summarizes the following:

Identify the certification exam you selected and explain why (My Choice is AANP EXAM)

Outline your plan for passing the appropriate National Certification Exam

Describe the NP Practice environment for your home state ( Georgia) highlighting restrictions or limitations for practice


Certification Sites

The purpose of the credentialing body is to provide a valid and reliable program for entry-level nurse practitioners to recognize and validate their education, knowledge, and professional expertise as a nurse practitioner. Both credentialing bodies will be reviewed including application process.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (n.d.). American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program. Retrieved from

American Nurses Association (n.d.). American Nurses Credentialing Center. Retrieved from

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (n.d.). Boards and Regulations. Retrieved from

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (2011). Statement on Acute Care and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practice. Retrieved from

Required Media

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2011, April 19). A Brief History of the AANP [Video file]. Retrieved from