Am I required to have National Certification in order to receive certification?

You are required to have National Certification or re-certification as an APRN in the role and population focus if certification was issued after 7-1-2004. You must have your National Certification sent directly to the Arizona State Board of Nursing from the certifying agency.

Exceptions:

  1. An RNP or CNS applicant without evidence of national certification who received initial APRN certification/licensure in another state before 7-1-2004 and provides evidence, directly from the jurisdiction, that the certification/licensure is current.
  2. A CNS granted a waiver of certification.
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Statement of locations where all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing will be posted.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona State Board of Nursing will post all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing Meetings and any of its committees and subcommittees on the Board's website at www.azbn.gov. Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

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