Question by  BigMike (16)

What does an aprn bc credential mean?

I have received my RPN but have been turned down for positions because I do not have a APRN BC credentail.


Answer by  skipper (30)

APRB BC stands for "board-certified advanced practice registered nurse". This type of nurse functions in a more advanced setting than a standard Registered Nurse, often performing physical exams and other tasks traditionally performed by physicians. The scope of practice varies by state, with some APNs able to obtain prescriptive priviledges and some not.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

It means Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board Certified. People with this qualification have a masters degree in nursing, have passed a national exam and are licensed in their state.


Answer by  neon (32)

Credential means any kind of degree. For example, PhD, BS, MS etc. After peoples name it can be set when he or she passes any examination from any institution. aprn bc is a national certificate which can be earned from "American Nurses Credentialing Center".


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

APRN-BC stands for Advance Practice Registered Nurse-Board Certified. This credential was initiated in May of 2008 to prevent confusion with other nursing abbreviations.


Answer by  Derbyboo (442)

This is an old term for advanced practice registered nurse, board certified. It was retired in January, 2008 and is replaced by NP (nurse practitioner) or ANP (adult nurse practitioner) and CNS (certified nurse specialist), It is a title not a credential. You must be licensed to practice.

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