Masters degree in nursing with National Nurse Practitioner Certification in appropriate specialty area. (Nurse Practitioner by a national certifying organization recognized by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (including the following areas: Acute Care, Adult, Adult Psych Mental Health, Child/Adolescent Psych Mental Health, Community Health, Critical Care, Family, Family Psych Mental Health, Gerontological, Medical/Surgery, Neonatal, Oncology, Pediatric, School, and/or Women’s Health)
Demonstrated skills and knowledge as a Nurse Practitioner in area of expertise.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
- Licensed as an RN in the state of Kentucky
- Requires Certificate of Authority and Standard Care Arrangement with collaborating physician to practice as a nurse practitioner. Must have medical staff privileges as an allied health professional
5 years experience in area of clinical specialty
The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) provides care and treatment to patients under the auspices of a designated physician through a collaborative practice agreement. Responsibility includes patient assessment, initiation and evaluation of diagnostic testing, documentation of physical findings, and formulation of treatment plan and prognosis based on patient’s medical condition. In accordance with established collaborative practice agreement and evidence based guidelines, the ARNP obtains health histories, performs physical examinations, identifies problems, establishes goals, and formulates comprehensive plans of care for patients and teaches preventive health measurz es. Functions as a facilitator to coordinate clinical care, educate patients and families, and support collaboration between various disciplines and agencies as necessary.