(1) For ARNP license renewal, the applicant must have:
(a) An active registered nurse license in Washington;
(b) Maintained certification in area of practice from a commission approved certification program as identified in WAC 246-840-302
(c) Obtained thirty contact hours of continuing education credit during the renewal period in each area of certification. ARNPs who have certification in more than one related area of practice may count the continuing education hours for more than one certification; and
(d) Practiced for at least two hundred fifty hours in clinical practice as an ARNP within the two-year licensing renewal cycle.
(i) Clinical practice includes the formulation, implementation and evaluation of plans of care for patients for whom ARNPs are responsible.
(ii) Clinical practice includes teaching advanced nursing practice if the faculty member is providing patient care or serving as a preceptor.
(2) The ARNP applicant must:
(a) Submit a renewal fee as specified in WAC 246-840-990
(b) Submit evidence of current certification by the commission approved certification program in all areas of practice;
(c) Submit a written declaration, on forms provided by the commission, that he or she has completed thirty contact hours of continuing education during the renewal period in each area of certification;
(d) Submit a written declaration on forms provided by the commission, to having within the last two years, a minimum of two hundred fifty hours of independent clinical practice in the ARNP role;
(e) Submit evidence of completion of continuing education contact hours and independent clinical practice hours when requested by the commission; and
(f) Comply with the requirements of chapter 246-12
WAC, Part 2.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.010, [18.79.]050,[18.79.]110 , and [18.79.]210. 09-01-060, § 246-840-360, filed 12/11/08, effective 1/11/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.110 and 18.79.050. 00-21-119, § 246-840-360, filed 10/18/00, effective 11/18/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, § 246-840-360, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.79 RCW. 97-13-100, § 246-840-360, filed 6/18/97, effective 7/19/97.]