Herzing NU 500 Unit 1 Discussion Introduction to Nursing Theory
Unit 1 Discussion Introduction to Nursing Theory and Certification
Please complete the following steps for your initial discussion post:
Watch the NU 500 Certification Success Presentation:
Visit the websites of the organizations that offer certification exams for your specialty MSN track- NE, NLA, FNP, or PMHNP by clicking on the links below. (BSN students, choose one specialty track of interest- FNP, NE or NLA, or PMHNP).
FNP: AANP (Links to an external site.) and ANCC (Links to an external site.) (FNP)
Nurse Educator: NLN (Links to an external site.) (CNE) and ANCC (Links to an external site.) (Nursing Professional Development)
Nurse Leader: AONL (Links to an external site.) (Formerly AONE) and ANCC (Links to an external site.) (NLA)
PMHNP: ANCC (Links to an external site.)
Compare and summarize the requirements that are needed to be eligible for the exam(s) in your chosen specialty track.
Describe the value of certification in your chosen specialty track.
How can certification enhance your career goals for professional advancement in nursing?
How can application of nursing theory benefit you personally and empower/advance the nursing profession as a whole?
Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis and include peer-reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format and use level headers for each discussion prompt.