Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 34

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-34-47

§ 5-34-47. Titles and abbreviations.

(a) Only those persons who hold a license or privilege to practice as advanced practice registered nurses in this state shall have the right to use the title “advanced practice registered nurse” and the roles of “certified registered nurse anesthetist,” “clinical nurse specialist,” and “certified nurse practitioner”; and the abbreviations “APRN,” “CRNA,” “CNS,” and “CNP” respectively.

(b) The abbreviation for the APRN designation of a certified registered nurse anesthetist, a clinical nurse specialist, and for a certified nurse practitioner will be APRN, plus the role title, i.e., CRNA, CNS, and CNP.

History of Section.
P.L. 2013, ch. 83, § 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 93, § 2.