24.159.1413 ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING TITLE
(1) Only a licensed RN holding a current Montana APRN license has the right to use the title of APRN, and the appropriate title of Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).
(2) At a minimum, each CRNA and CNM shall use the designation of APRN and the certified role for purposes of identification and documentation:
(a) CRNA will use APRN-CRNA; and
(b) CNM will use APRN-CNM.
(3) At a minimum, each CNS and CNP shall use the designation of APRN followed by the certified role and population focus for purposes of identification and documentation. For example:
(a) a Family Nurse Practitioner would be designated as APRN-FNP;
(b) a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner would be designated as APRN-WHNP; and
(c) an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist would be designated as APRN-ACNS.
History: 37-1-131, 37-8-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-8-202, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 1603, Eff. 8/27/82; AMD, 1991 MAR p. 2435, Eff. 12/13/91; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 1424, Eff. 5/27/94; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 418, Eff. 2/9/96; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 167, Eff. 1/26/01; TRANS, from Commerce, & AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2035, Eff. 8/25/06; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 2346, Eff. 11/7/08; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1609, Eff. 9/6/13.