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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

APN Certification and License

Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) students complete the MSN program and then sit for the appropriate national certification exam.  Upon passing that exam, graduates apply to their state board for advanced practice licensure; requirements for APN licensure vary state by state across the US.   

The APN Certification and Licensure document contains essential information for all NP and CNS students who are completing required MSN coursework and preparing to graduate. The document outlines:

APN Authority to Diagnose and Prescribe was updated and renamed as of of January 1, 2014 by the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing. Please read this document carefully and keep as a reference.



Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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