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Credentialing Pre Qualifying

Are you currently registered with the NMC and in practice?

Yes

No

Sorry, you are not eligible for this credential. Any applicant for the credential must have live registration with the NMC and be in current practice.

Are you a prescriber with a qualification recorded by the NMC?

Yes

No

Sorry, you are not eligible for this credential. The RCN's definition of an advanced practice nurse for the purposes of credentialing and inclusion on the register only includes those nurses with prescribing rights and who are required to use those rights in their practice.

Have you read the application handbook in full? Which can be found at here

Yes

No

Please ensure you have read the handbook for full details on credentialing and to ensure you meet the criteria. 

Do you have details of a senior colleague or employer who can confirm your current job plan?

Yes

No

Unfortunately you do not meet the pre-qualifying criteria, please see the handbook for more information


Do you have details of a senior clinical referee?

Yes

No

Unfortunately you do not meet the pre-qualifying criteria, see the handbook for more information


Can you confirm that you are not under investigation by the NMC and/or your employer?

Yes

No

Unfortunately you do not meet the pre-qualifying criteria, see the handbook for more information


Do you have a full Masters award in advanced practice?

Yes

No

Transitional arrangements are in place until December 2020 for nurses who do not have a full Master's but are currently working at an advanced level. Once a nurse has gained the credential through these arrangements RCN does not expect them to complete a full Master's in the future to retain the award. If applying under the transitional arrangements please continue to payment