After graduation, you must sit for board certification in your specialty foci. Please access the site for the certification you will be seeking and review the eligibility requirements and testing parameters.

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner

As a summary, please add responses to the following prompts in the Individual Professional Practice Document (do not cut and paste information from the sites).

  • Which Board certification will you be taking?
  • What are the eligibility requirements for your certification exam, and what documents do you need to register for the exam?
  • What are the testing parameters—location, paper or computer testing, number of questions, test blueprint?


A. Provide supporting data from research study in promoting your profession( Profession in FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER) to employer

B. Documents from professional organizations, such as American Nurses Association or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

C. You may obtain information from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in the form of position statement and: http://www.aanp.org/Publications/AANP+Position+Statements/Position+Statements+and+Papers.asp

D. American Nurses Credentialing Center: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Certification/APRNCorner

E. Reference articles (include at least 5 articles illustrating the roles and quality of care provided by family nurse practitioners)

F. Final Reflection:  Express an understanding of your personal learning experiences, what you have learned from the program and still need to do to enhance personal and professional career advancement.