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Register June 2006 No. 606
Chapter N 8
CERTIFICATION OF ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PRESCRIBERS
N 8.01 Authority and intent.
N 8.02 Definitions.
N 8.03 Qualifications for certification as an advanced practice nurse prescriber.
N 8.04 Application procedure.
N 8.05 Continuing education.
N 8.06 Prescribing limitations.
N 8.07 Prescription orders.
N 8.08 Malpractice insurance coverage.
N 8.09 Dispensing.
N 8.10 Case management and collaboration with other health care professionals.
N 8.01 N 8.01 Authority and intent.
N 8.01(1) (1) The rules in this chapter are adopted pursuant to authority of ss. 15.08 (5) (b), 227.11 (2) and 441.16, Stats., and interpret s. 441.16, Stats.
N 8.01(2) (2) The intent of the board of nursing in adopting rules in this chapter is to specify education, training or experience that a registered nurse must satisfy to call himself or herself an advanced practice nurse; to establish appropriate education, training and examination requirements that an advanced practice nurse must satisfy to qualify for a certificate to issue prescription orders; to define the scope of practice within which an advanced practice nurse prescriber may issue prescription orders; to specify the classes of drugs, individual drugs or devices that may not be prescribed by an advanced practice nurse prescriber; to specify the conditions to be met for a registered nurse to administer a drug prescribed or directed by an advanced practice nurse prescriber; to establish procedures for maintaining a certificate to issue prescription orders, including requirements for continuing education; and to establish the minimum amount of malpractice insurance required of an advanced practice nurse prescriber.
N 8.01 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1995, No. 470, eff. 3-1-95.
N 8.02 N 8.02 Definitions. As used in this chapter:
N 8.02(1) (1) "Advanced practice nurse'' means a registered nurse who possesses the following qualifications:
N 8.02(1)(a) (a) The registered nurse has a current license to practice professional nursing in this state, or has a current license to practice professional nursing in another state which has adopted the nurse licensure compact;
N 8.02(1)(b) (b) The registered nurse is currently certified by a national certifying body approved by the board as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist; and,
N 8.02(1)(c) (c) For applicants who receive national certification as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist after July 1, 1998, the registered nurse holds a master's degree in nursing or a related health field granted by a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency approved by the board of education in the state in which the college or university is located.
N 8.02(2) (2) "Advanced practice nurse prescriber'' means an advanced practice nurse who has been granted a certificate to issue prescription orders under s. 441.16 (2), Stats.
N 8.02(3) (3) "Board'' means the board of nursing.
N 8.02(4) (4) "Clinical pharmacology/therapeutics'' means the identification of individual and classes of drugs, their indications and contraindications, their likelihood of success, their side-effects and their interactions, as well as, clinical judgment skills and decision-making, based on thorough interviewing, history-taking, physical assessment, test selection and interpretation, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnostic reasoning, differentiation of conditions, treatment decisions, case evaluation and non-pharmacologic interventions.
N 8.02(5) (5) "Collaboration'' means a process which involves 2 or more health care professionals working together, in each other's presence when necessary, each contributing one's respective area of expertise to provide more comprehensive care than one alone can offer.
N 8.02(6) (6) "Health care professional'' has the meaning given under s. 180.1901 (1m), Stats.
N 8.02(6m) (6m) "One contact hour" means a period of attendance in a continuing education program of at least 50 minutes.
N 8.02(7) (7) "Patient health care record'' has the meaning given under s. 146.81 (4), Stats.
N 8.02 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1995, No. 470, eff. 3-1-95; CR 00-168: cr. (6m), Register August 2001 No. 548, eff. 9-1-01; CR 01-046: am. (1) (a), Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01.
N 8.03 N 8.03 Qualifications for certification as an advanced practice nurse prescriber. An applicant for initial certification to issue prescription orders shall be granted a certificate by the board if the applicant complies with all of the following:
N 8.03(1) (1) Has a current license to practice as a professional nurse in this state or has a current license to practice professional nursing in another state which has adopted the nurse licensure compact.
N 8.03(2) (2) Is currently certified by a national certifying body approved by the board as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist.
N 8.03(3) (3) For applicants who receive national certification as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist after July 1, 1998, holds a master's degree in nursing or a related health field granted by a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency approved by the state board of education in the state in which the college or university is located.
N 8.03(4) (4) Has completed at least 45 contact hours in clinical pharmacology/therapeutics within 3 years preceding the application for a certificate to issue prescription orders.
N 8.03(5) (5) Has passed a jurisprudence examination for advanced practice nurse prescribers.
N 8.03 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1995, No. 470, eff. 3-1-95; CR 01-046: am. (1), Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01.
N 8.04 N 8.04 Application procedure. An applicant for a certificate to practice as an advanced practice nurse prescriber shall file a completed notarized application on a form provided by the board. The application shall include:
N 8.04(1) (1) The signature of the applicant.
N 8.04(2) (2) The fee specified under s. 440.05 (1), Stats.
N 8.04(3) (3) Evidence of current certification by a national certifying body approved by the board as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist.
N 8.04(4) (4) For applicants who receive national certification as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist after July 1, 1998, certification of the grant of a master's degree in nursing or a related health field from, and submitted directly to the board by a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency approved by the state board of education in the state in which the college or university is located.
N 8.04(5) (5) Satisfactory evidence of completion of at least 45 contact hours in clinical pharmacology/therapeutics within 3 years preceding the application for a certificate.
N 8.04 Note Note: Application forms are available on request to the Board of Nursing, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708.
N 8.04 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1995, No. 470, eff. 3-1-95.
N 8.05 N 8.05 Continuing education.
N 8.05(1) (1) Every advanced practice nurse prescriber shall submit to the board evidence of having completed an average of at least 8 contact hours per year in clinical pharmacology/therapeutics relevant to the advanced practice nurse prescriber's area of practice.
N 8.05(2) (2) Evidence of completion of continuing education meeting the requirements of sub. (1) shall be submitted to the board on a schedule consistent with the schedule for submission of evidence of continuing education hours established by the advanced practice nurse prescriber's national certifying body.
N 8.05(3) (3) Every advanced practice nurse prescriber shall retain for a minimum period of 4 years, and shall make available to the board or its agent upon request, certificates of attendance issued by the program sponsor for all continuing education programs for which he or she claims credit for purposes of renewal of his or her certificate.
N 8.05 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1995, No. 470, eff. 3-1-95; CR 00-168: cr. (3), Register August 2001 No. 548, eff. 9-1-01.
N 8.06 N 8.06 Prescribing limitations. The advanced practice nurse prescriber:
N 8.06(1) (1) May issue only those prescription orders appropriate to the advanced practice nurse prescriber's areas of competence, as established by his or her education, training or experience.
N 8.06(2) (2) May not issue a prescription order for any schedule I controlled substance.
N 8.06(3) (3) May not prescribe, dispense or administer any amphetamine, sympathomimetic amine drug or compound designated as a schedule II controlled substance pursuant to the provisions of s. 961.16 (5), Stats., to or for any person except for any of the following:
N 8.06(3)(a) (a) Use as an adjunct to opioid analgesic compounds for the treatment of cancer-related pain.
N 8.06(3)(b) (b) Treatment of narcolepsy.
N 8.06(3)(c) (c) Treatment of hyperkinesis.
N 8.06(3)(d) (d) Treatment of drug-induced brain dysfunction.
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