The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is rolling out a new clinical nurse practitioner (CNP) program called the Snap Program to help students become certified as clinical nurse technicians (CNTs).
This new program is a pilot program and there is no set timetable for when it will be rolled out nationwide.
However, it is important to note that this new program has not been rolled out to all CNP students, and the new pilot program will only be available to students enrolled in one of the two online nursing programs that are currently available for CNP certification.
If you have not yet enrolled in the Snap program, here are some important things to know.1.
Who is eligible for the Snap Pilot program?2.
What are the minimum requirements to become certified?3.
Can CNP nurses work in a nursing facility?4.
How can I apply for the pilot program?5.
What if I am a student who is in the process of transferring to another program?6.
Will the Snap pilot program affect the existing clinical nurse staffing?7.
Does this program have to be completed prior to the CNP program?8.
What happens if I transfer to another nursing program?9.
What is the program’s timeline?1.
What does the Snap certification look like?
The Snap certification is designed to give students the ability to work in the same office as clinical nurses who are working in a similar setting.
The pilot program is rolling this certification out in three phases.
Phase 1 will cover all registered clinical nurses in a licensed nursing facility.
Phase 2 will cover the first cohort of students who want to take this certification.
Phase 3 will cover any future nursing students interested in working as clinical nursing technicians.2.
The Snap Program Overview3.
The Basics of a Clinical Nurse Technician (CNTS)1.
Do I need a clinical nurse license to work as a clinical nursing technician?2: Clinical Nurse License (CNRL)3: Basic Skills Requirements for a Clinical Nurses Technician (BNT)1: General Qualifications for Clinical Nurses in a Registered Nursing Facility (RNFLF)2: CNT certification requirements for an RNFLF licensed nurse(s)3.
What will be the minimum certification requirements to get the Snap Certification?1: A minimum of a 3.5 GPA and the completion of all six prerequisite courses in Nursing Studies and Health Administration (NSHE)2.
Will I need an RN/ACL certification to take the Snap?1.: No, the RN/APL requirement is optional and the RN certification is optional to be eligible for SNAP certification.
The RN/ACL certification is required to be qualified to work on a clinical Nursing Care Center (NCNC)2.: The NNSHE certification is a combination of RN/NPL and NNSME.
The two certification requirements are the same for RN/NA/NSPE and the NNSFE certification is not required for NNSCE certification.3.: The BNT certification is used for all RN/BATH and RN/ADN positions.
The BN/ACLT certification is only used for RNs who are certified as Registered Nursing Assistants (RNAs).4.: The CNT is the certification that is required for CNT nurses to work with clinical nurses.5.: What is a BN?
A BN is a Registered Nurse Assistant (RN).
The RN position is the equivalent of an RN for clinical nurses and is used to provide supervision and assist with the implementation of clinical nursing services.
This certification requires the RN to have completed the following requirements:1.
A minimum 3.0 GPA2.
A 4.0 cumulative GPA3.
A 3.50 cumulative GPA4.
A GPA of 3.00 or better5.
An overall GPA of at least 2.00 in each of the following courses:4.1 Nursing Studies (Nurse Assistant Studies),4.2 Nursing Administration (Nursing Administration and Nurse Education),4,3 Nursing and Health Psychology (NHSPH),5 Nursing and Allied Health Psychology,6 Nursing and Public Health Psychology6 Nursing Science and Health (NSPH),7 Nursing and Environmental Science (NESHS),8 Nursing Psychology and Nursing Administration,9 Nursing Psychology, Nursing Administration and Nursing Education,10 Nursing and Clinical Nursing Education and Nursing Management,11 Nursing Education (NEST),12 Nursing Administration in Nursing,13 Nursing and Occupational Therapy (OCT),14 Nursing Education in Nursing and Workplace Safety and Health,15 Nursing Education/Nursery and Nursing Business (NEWB),16 Nursing Education(NEST)17 Nursing Psychology/NHS PH,18 Nursing Psychology (OCCN),19 Nursing Management (NIMB),20 Nursing Psychology Education and Nursery and Nurse Management (NNIMM),21 Nursing and Nursing Practice (NIN)