Board Authority - Title - Abbreviation
The board shall authorize advanced nursing practice to a registered nurse who has submitted evidence of advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities in a defined area of nursing practice. Individuals are licensed as advanced practice registered nurses in the roles of nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse practitioner and in the population foci of family across the lifespan, adult-gerontology, neonatal, pediatrics, women’s health or gender related or psychiatric mental health. Each advanced practice registered nurse shall use the designation APRN and applicable role designation for purposes of identification and documentation. No person may use the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) title plus the person’s respective role title without the express authority of the board of nursing to do so.