The Board of Registered Nursing met this week and discussed the AB 890 regulations. You can view the agenda here, and SYASL staff notes here. The newly adopted regulations clarify that the clinical practice experience required to become a 103 or 104 NP must be completed in the five years prior to the date the NP applies for the new certification. Also, clinical practice experience must be in direct patient care in the category the NP seeks certification. However, the nursing board has chosen to recognize work experience completed prior to passage of the regulations, despite the fact that this clinical experience was not directly in preparation for independent practice.