Nurse Practitioner

Individual Professional Practice Document: Nurse Practitioner


After passing your certification exam, the next step is to obtain your Nurse Practitioner (RN/NP) license. Then you should apply for prescriptive authority in the state in which you plan to practice. In some states, this requires a collaborating/ supervising physician; in some states, there are restrictions for NP prescribing. After you obtain a state prescriptive license, you must apply for a federal drug enforcement administration (DEA) certificate so that you can prescribe controlled substances. Use the following resources to complete this week’s IPPD assignment

· Nurse Practitioner Interactive Map

· Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

· DEA Forms and Applications

Using the document you started in Week 1 Assignment 2: Individual Professional Practice Document: NP Title, Definition, and Consensus Model and added to in Week 5 Assignment 1: Individual Professional Practice Document: Scope of Practice,, please add the following information to the Week 6 area. Using the  Nurse Practitioner Interactive Map , select the state or states where you plan to practice and become familiar with each state’s regulations related to NP prescriptive authority. In some states, prescriptive authority is explained in the Board of Nursing (BON) and the Department of Public Health (DPH), so you might have to search the DPH website as well. You must also meet the federal DEA regulations for your state to be licensed to prescribe controlled substances.

· What are the prescriptive authority requirements for the state in which you intend to practice? Is there a MD collaborative or supervisory regulation related to non-controlled substances or controlled substances? Are there any restrictions for NP prescriptive practice? Does the state utilize a system-wide drug monitoring program to assist with the prevention of overprescribing?

· Include a hyperlink to the state prescriptive authority regulations.

· Does the state allow DEA licensure? What are the requirements to obtain a DEA certificate? Are there any MD collaborative/ supervisory regulations related to controlled substance prescribing? Are there any restrictions to prescribing controlled substances, including opioids and naloxone authority?

· Include the federal DEA hyperlink.