CARNA is updating the NP hours requirement to reflect the breadth of NP practice.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, NPs will be required to have 1,000 hours within the previous four membership years from any NP domain of practice, of which 500 hours must be of direct clinical practice.
After May 1, we will be providing all CARNA NPs with additional information on the requirement and a breakdown of their currently reported NP hours. After October 1, NPs will be able to track and report all NP hours.
As we transition to the new requirement, at renewal this year, NPs should report only their clinical practice hours for the 2019 practice year.
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