§ 5-34-46 Status of current licensees.
(a) Any person holding a license to practice nursing as a certified nurse practitioner, psychiatric clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetist, as defined in this chapter and chapter 5-34.2, in this state that is valid upon passage of this chapter shall be deemed to be licensed as an APRN, with his or her current privileges and shall be eligible for renewal of such license as defined under the provisions of this chapter and chapter 5-34.2.
(b) Any person holding a valid license to practice nursing having graduated from an accredited course of study, actively practicing in an advanced role, and holding a national certification related to his or her current practice setting as of (effective date of this act), as defined in chapters 5-35 or 5-34.2, shall be deemed to be eligible for to license as an APRN.
(c) After August 1, 2013, all new applicants for APRN licensure must meet the stipulated licensure requirements as stated in this chapter.
(P.L. 2013, ch. 83, § 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 93, § 2.)