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Date: September 26, 2012
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm (ET)

Implementing the Consensus Model by 2015: Education and Certification requirements for APRNs Prepared to Care for Older Adults    

Webinar Overview

The target date for full implementation of the APRN Consensus Model is 2015. To meet this target, APRN education programs make changes now to ensure their graduates are prepared to meet the new certification and licensure criteria. Under this new regulatory model, all adult and gerontology acute care and primary care NP and CNS programs must prepare graduates to provide comprehensive acute or primary care to the entire adult population from the young adult through the older adult including the frail elderly. Additionally, all programs preparing APRNs to care for adults (e.g. FNPs, Psych NPs, WHNPs, Women’s Health CNSs) must demonstrate that graduates are being prepared with enhanced skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the growing older adult population. 

This Webinar will feature representatives from accrediting and certifying bodies to assist deans, program directors, and faculty in understanding the timelines and new requirements being implemented for NP and CNS education and certification. In addition to addressing frequently asked questions, participants will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions.

Webinar SpeakerS & Expert Panel


Janet AllenJennifer Butlin, EdD

Executive Director, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Janet AllenMaureen Cahill, MSN, RN, APN-CNS

Associate, Outreach Services, The Campaign for Consensus, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Janet AllenCarol Hartigan, MA, RN

Certification Programs Strategist, AACN Certification Corporation, American Association of Critical Care Nurses


Janet AllenRichard F. (Rick) Meadows, MS, NP-C, FAANP

Executive Director, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)


Janet AllenDiane L. Thompkins, MS, RN

Assistant Director, Certification,American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Janet AllenFacilitator: Joan Stanley, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Senior Director of Education Policy, American Association of Colleges of Nursing  (AACN)   


Webinar Recording

AACN Member Faculty Recording

NOTE: If you are a member of the AACN Collaboration Community, use the AACN Member Recording link to view this webinar. Please contact Courtney Geanetta, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at cgeanetta@aacn.nche.edu for to the community.

Registration for Non-Member Recording


This Webinar is generously funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation.