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CHA Submits Comments on Proposed Regulations for Advanced Practice RNs

CHA has submitted the attached comment letter to the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) in response to proposed changes to regulations for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The proposal would modernize terminologies and certification/accreditation requirements, conforming with current practice.

Notably, the proposed changes include requiring APRNs to obtain a national certification from an accredited certifying agency or successfully complete a BRN-approved nurse practitioner education program. CHA supports this requirement, which aligns with national standards. California is currently one of only four states that does not require passage of a national certification exam. The proposed changes also update various definitions and use of title categories. In the letter, CHA encourages the BRN to use the formal rulemaking process to move forward with the changes, citing “the need to improve access to care through modernization of the regulations guiding professional practice.”