Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology

Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Domains

  1. Science Underpinnings for Practice - Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology program will be able to integrate theory, research, and evidence, and translate new knowledge into practice to improve processes, health care delivery, and outcomes for patients and populations.
    • Translate research and knowledge gained from practice, while adhering to ethical research standards, to improve patient outcomes and clinical practice.
    • Apply theoretical frameworks from nursing and other disciplines to make decisions regarding practice and health-related problems at the individual and population level.
  2. Leadership, Policy, and Advocacy - Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology program are prepared to lead interprofessional teams to provide safe, cost-effective quality care to patients and populations across complex systems. Graduates possess knowledge of the broad legal, social, and economic contexts of the health care industry and systems to successfully advocate for improvements in policy and processes to advance equitable access, quality, and efficiency.
    • Examine financially sound health care policy that incorporates the nursing perspective and relevant ethical, legal, and political factors.
    • Determine advocacy strategies for improving access, quality, and cost-effective health care for diverse populations.
    • Develop leadership skills and collaborate on interprofessional teams in the provision of evidence-based, patient-centered care.
  3. Systems, Safety, and Quality - Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology program possess skills to assess information, systems, processes, and practice in order to identify gaps and propose and implement solutions to clinical problems based on the best available evidence.
    • Assess health care processes and systems to recommend measures for improving quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness across an organization.
    • Analyze appropriate research from databases and other information sources to improve health care practices and processes.
    • Integrate appropriate information and communication technologies to improve nursing practice and care delivery for individuals and populations.
  4. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology program will apply knowledge of epidemiology and population/global health issues to design culturally responsive interventions to contribute to health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level.
    • Synthesize nursing science, determinants of health, and epidemiologic, genomic, and genetic data in the management of population health.
    • Integrate appropriate state, federal, and global health policies and goals into the design of equitable health care for populations.
    • Examine the professional and moral obligation of master's-prepared nurses to respect human dignity and advance the common good through working to promote health and prevent disease among diverse populations from a Christian perspective.
  5. Analytic Foundations for Practice, Ethics, and Professional Role - Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology program are prepared to identify and implement ethical, evidence-based practice improvements to optimize health outcomes for diverse patient populations. Graduates are also prepared to be active members of the nursing profession by participating in ongoing professional development to advance their own practice and the field of nursing.
    • Design ethically sound, evidence-based solutions to complex health care issues related to individuals, populations, and systems of care.
    • Apply professional, ethical, and regulatory standards of practice in the provision of safe, effective health care.
    • Evaluate professional organizations and activities that improve one’s practice and influence advanced nursing practice.
  6. Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing - Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology program will apply advanced knowledge in the areas of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment to make clinical judgments and determine differential diagnoses in complex care situations.
    • Determine differential diagnoses using physiological and pathophysiological evidence.
    • Perform focused and comprehensive health assessments.
    • Assess the pharmacodynamics and the pharmacokinetic impact of pharmacologic therapies in the treatment of diseases and altered states.
  7. Independent Practice for the AG-ACNP - Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology program will be able to design and provide safe, cost-effective, evidence-based, culturally relevant care and promote health and wellness for individuals, families, communities, and populations in acute care settings.
    • Demonstrate advanced clinical and diagnostic reasoning in the diagnosis, management, and evaluation of adult-gerontological patients with acute, critical, or complex illnesses.
    • Coordinate evidence-based, patient-centered care across the health care system as a member of the interprofessional and intraprofessional health care team.
    • Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies in the management of illness, disease, or injuries.
    • Engage patients and families as active participants in culturally relevant, patient-centered care through appropriate education, consultation, and support.
    • Deliver clinical prevention interventions and provide restorative care to promote health and prevent disease in the adult-gerontological population.

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Alabama

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner License from Alabama. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/02/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Alabama to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Approval Needed

Alabama Board of Nursing requires out-of-state nursing programs to submit a report to the board a minimum of 30 days before the start of clinical experiences that outlines which students are participating in clinical experiences and which faculty members are teaching in the program. In order to obtain state agency approval, GCU is required to submit this report.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Ste. 250
770 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL, 36130-3900
1-800-656-5318
http://www.abn.state.al.us/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to meet the requirements for prescriptive authority in the state of Alabama, one must follow these steps:
-be engaged in collaborative practice with physicians and submit evidence of completion of an academic course in pharmacology or evidence of integration of pharmacology theory and clinical application in the certified registered nurse practitioner curriculum.
-submit practice documents (Standard Protocol and Quality Assurance Plan) for each collaboration in which you are involved. Scan and email these documents to the ABN at advancedpractice@abn.alabama.gov
-have your collaborating physician submit the Commencement Form and fee to the Board of Medical Examiners

Alaska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Alaska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/17/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Alaska to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alaska Board of Nursing
Robert B. Atwood Building
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK, 99501-3567
907-269-8892
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to prescribe and dispense drugs in Alaska, an APRN must:
Submit copies of certificates of completion of 15 contact hours of education in advanced pharmacology and clinical management of drug therapy obtained within the past two years. If the certificates do not list pharmacology hours separately, include a course outline or any other documentation indicating actual hours of pharmacology. For new graduates, an advanced pharmacology course may be used to meet the 15 hours of pharmacology education requirement provided it was completed within the past 2 years from the date of the application.

American Samoa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Nurse Practitioner License from American Samoa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/17/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in American Samoa. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board
Department of Health
Pago Pago, AS, 96799
684.633.1222


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority in American Samoa is granted in general collaboration with a physician or osteopath.

Arizona

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Certificate from Arizona. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/22/2021, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-licensure), Family Nurse Practitioner (Master’s and Post-Master’s options), and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology (Master’s and Post-Master’s options) are currently approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. For more information, go to the following link: http://www.azbn.gov/education/nursing-programs-lists/

Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W. Adams St. Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
www.azbn.gov


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W Adams - Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
602-771-7800
http://www.azbn.gov


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to prescribe and dispense drugs in Arizona, an APRN must:
1. Obtain authorization by the Board to practice as a registered nurse practitioner;
2. Apply for prescribing and dispensing privileges on the application for registered nurse practitioner certification;
3. Submit a completed verified application on a form provided by the Board
4. Submits evidence of a minimum of 45 contact hours of education within the three years immediately preceding the application, covering one or both of the following topics consistent with the population focus of education and certification: Pharmacology or Clinical management of drug therapy
5. Submits the required fee

Arkansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Arkansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/22/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Arkansas to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR, 72204-1619
501-686-2700
https://healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/arkansas-board-of-nursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to prescribe and dispense drugs in Arkansas, an APRN must:
-Apply online for Prescriptive Authority- this may done at the time of the application for APRN licensure or at a later date.
-Provide evidence from the national certifying body that differential diagnosis and prescribing practices are recognized as being within the scope of practice for the applicant’s certification category.
-Provide documentation of successful completion of pharmacology coursework which shall include pharmacokinetics principles and their clinical application and the prescription of pharmacological agents in the prevention and treatment of illness, and the restoration and maintenance of health. The coursework shall contain a minimum of:
a. Three (3) graduate credit hour pharmacology course offered by an accredited college or university within two years immediately prior to the date of application to the Board; or
b. Forty-five (45) contact hours [a contact hour is fifty (50) to sixty (60) minutes] in a pharmacology course which includes a competency component, offered by an accredited college or university, within two (2) years immediately prior to the date of application to the Board; or
c. Three (3) graduate credit hours pharmacology course, included as part of an advanced practice nursing education program, within five (5) years immediately prior to the date of application to the Board.
-Provide documentation of a minimum of three hundred (300) clock hours preceptorial experience in the prescription of drugs, medicines and therapeutic devices with a qualified preceptor, to be initiated with the pharmacology course and to be completed within one year of the beginning of the course. Preceptorial experience completed as a part of the formal educational program in which the pharmacology course is taught will meet the three hundred (300) clock hour requirement.
-Submit a collaborative practice agreement with a practicing physician who is licensed under the Arkansas Medical Practices Act, §17-95-201 et seq., and who has training within the scope, specialty or expertise of the advanced practice registered nurse. APRNs who will prescribe controlled substances shall seek a collaborative practice with a physician who has an unrestricted DEA registration number. The collaborative practice agreement shall include, but not be limited to:
a. Availability of the collaborating physician(s) for consultation or referral or both;
b. Methods of management of the collaborative practice, which shall include the use of protocols for prescriptive authority;
c. Plans for coverage of the health care needs of a client in the emergency absence of the advanced practice registered nurse or physician;
d. Provision for quality assurance;
e. Authorization for the APRN to prescribe hydrocodone combination products which were reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule II as of October 6, 2014 if expressly authorized by the collaborating
physician; and
f. Signatures of the advanced practice registered nurse and collaborating physician(s), signifying mutual agreement to the terms of the collaborative practice.
-APRNs issued a certificate of prescriptive authority after December 31, 2015 shall obtain a minimum of three (3) hours of prescribing education which includes information on maintaining professional boundaries and the prescribing rules, regulations and laws that apply to APRNs in the state of Arkansas within two (2) years of issuance of the prescriptive authority certificate.

California

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Nurse Practitioner Certification from California. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/23/2021, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

GCU's Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology (ACNP) program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. For more information, go to the following link: https://www.rn.ca.gov/education/outofstatenp.shtml

Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
https://www.rn.ca.gov/


State Agency Approval Needed

The California Board of Registered Nursing requires Non-California based Nurse Practitioner education programs to be approved by the Board.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

California Board of Registered Nursing
1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA, 95834
916-322-3350
http://www.rn.ca.gov/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

The California Board of Registered Nursing issues a furnishing number to a nurse practitioner that allows him or her to "order" or furnish drugs and devices to patients using approved standardized procedures. A nurse practitioner with a furnishing number may obtain a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number if they want to order controlled substances as needed for patient care. For applicants who completed a California-Based Nurse Practitioner Education Program or a Non-California Based Nurse Practitioner Education Program and the Advanced Pharmacology Course was completed within the last 5 years of the date of your application, please provide the following:
• Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number Application form completed by the applicant.
• Advanced Pharmacology Course Verification form completed by the director of the Nurse Practitioner program.

California Business and Professions Code, Section 2836.1 (g) (3) requires nurse practitioners who are certified by the board and hold an active furnishing number, who are authorized through standardized procedures or protocols to furnish Schedule II controlled substances, and who are registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, to complete, as part of their continuing education requirements, a course including Schedule II controlled substances, and the risks of addiction associated with their use, based on the standards developed by the board. This three-hour course is available online through the California Association for Nurse Practitioners. 

Colorado

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Nurse License from Colorado. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/09/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO, 80202
303-894-2430
https://dpo.colorado.gov/Nursing


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APN license in Colorado. To obtain Prescriptive Authority as a Nurse Practitioner, you must:
1. Hold an active or pending Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) license or a compact RN license.
2. Hold an active or pending Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or a compact APN.
3. Pay the required fee: You must pay the application $150 processing fee with a credit card or electronic check to complete the application process. All fees are non-refundable and are subject to change.

If you are applying for Original Prescriptive Authority, you must:
Complete a Colorado Mentorship – You must attest during the application that your mentor is a RXN or Physician and meets the requirements set forth in sections 1.12 or 1.13 of the Board’s Chapter 15 Rules as follows:
1. Holds an unencumbered license to practice in Colorado;
2. Actively practicing in Colorado;
3. Education, training, experience and practice that corresponds to the Role and Populations(s) for which you are applying; and
4. RXN Mentor has experience prescribing medications with Full Prescriptive Authority. You may not prescribe without a Mentorship Agreement as set forth in sections 1.15 and section 5 of the Board’s Chapter 15 Rules. You may review the rules on the Laws, Rules and Policies webpage: www.colorado.gov/dora/Nursing_Laws.

Connecticut

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Connecticut. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/02/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Connecticut to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Approval Needed

The Connecticut Board of Nursing requires programs conducting clinical placements in the state of Connecticut to be approved.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13PHO
P. O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT, 06134-0308
860-509-7603
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/Registered-Nurse/Registered-Nurse-Licensure


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to meet the requirements for prescriptive authority in the state of Connecticut an individual must obtain:
-a collaborative practice agreement with a physician
-a Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration. This registration is a prerequisite for the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration and may be obtained from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
Should you wish to prescribe, administer or dispense controlled drugs in Connecticut, please contact:
Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Drug Control Division
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 713-6065
drug.control@ct.gov

Delaware

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse from Delaware. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/03/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Delaware to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Approval Needed

The Delaware Board of Nursing requires approval for clinical placements. In order to be approved, nursing programs must submit prior to utilization of a Delaware clinical facility proof of program approval by a respective State Board of Nursing and/or accreditation of the program by a nationally recognized accrediting body, copies of written agreements with every clinical agency being utilized, program requirements for clinical faculty and/or preceptors, if used, name of faculty/preceptor and site(s) where assigned, copy of current Delaware or compact (multi-state) licensure for faculty/preceptor evidence of full approval by the Board of Nursing.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Delaware Board of Nursing
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE, 19904
302-744-4500
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to have prescriptive authority in Delaware, APRN's must:
-submit an application
-have a collaborative agreement. You are required to have a collaborative agreement(s) only if you have practiced as an APRN less than two years or fewer than 4,000 hours. For example, if you are a new graduate APRN who has practiced almost two years, you must have a collaborative agreement even if you have already attained 4,000 or more hours.

Once you receive prescriptive authority, you will have to complete a separate application process to prescribe controlled substances. You must have a:
•Delaware APRN license with prescriptive authority
•Delaware CSR
•Federal DEA registration for Delaware (a DEA registration in another jurisdiction is not sufficient)

If you practice at more than one business/practice, you need only a single CSR to prescribe at all of the locations. However, every Delaware location where controlled substances are dispensed/stored must be covered by a CSR. If no other practitioner (e.g., physician), physician assistant or APRN holds a Delaware CSR for a location where you will store/dispense, as well as prescribe, controlled substances, you must file for an additional CSR for the location.

District of Columbia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from District of Columbia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/03/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Approval Needed

Distance Learning advanced practice programs must complete the District of Columbia Distance Learning Nursing Education checklist. Distance Learning advanced practice programs must complete the District of Columbia Distance Learning Nursing Education checklist. Registered nurse students completing clinical experiences in the District of Columbia for advanced practice registered nursing programs must possess an active unencumbered license in the District of Columbia.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

D.C. Department of Health - Board of Nursing
899 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC, 20002
877-672-2174
https://dchealth.dc.gov/lpn-application-package


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order for a nurse practitioner to have prescriptive authority is the District of Columbia the individual must:

(a) Possesses a valid controlled substances certificate of registration from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); and

(b) Possesses a valid District of Columbia controlled substances registration pursuant to D.C. Official Code §§ 48-901.02 et seq., the District of Columbia Uniform Controlled Substances Act.
-Health Professionals must submit a paper application

Federated States of Micronesia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from Federated States of Micronesia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Federated States of Micronesia. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Florida

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Florida. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-3252
850-617-6460
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To obtain prescriptive authority, an advanced nurse practitioner must working within the framework of an established protocol which must be maintained on site at the location or locations at which an advanced registered nurse practitioner practices.

Georgia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Georgia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA, 31217-3858
478-207-2440
http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to meet the requirements for prescriptive authority in the state of Georgia one must:

-have a nurse protocol agreement approved by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. The following is the process:

1. Submit your application for authorization as an APRN to the Georgia Board of Nursing.

2. After you have been authorized as an APRN by the Georgia Board of Nursing please visit the Georgia Composite Medical Board’s website at www.medicalboard.ga.gov, click on “Professional Resources,” select “Applications Center” and select the link for “Nurse Protocol (APRN) Agreement.” Follow the online instructions to submit your application for approval.

3. After your nurse protocol agreement has been approved by the Georgia Composite Medical Board please contact the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugreg for information on submitting your application for a DEA number. Please note, you must be authorized as an APRN by the Georgia Board of Nursing and have a nurse protocol agreement approved by the Georgia Composite Medical Board prior to seeking a DEA number.

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45/prescriptive_authority_for_advanced_practice_registered_nurses

If an APRN has been delegated prescriptive authority (the APRN writes prescriptions), then a nurse protocol agreement must be submitted to the Georgia Medical Board. There are two (2) different laws in the state of Georgia that pertain to nurse protocol agreements. OCGA 43-34-23 is the GA law regarding nurse protocol agreements without prescriptive authority for the APRN’s. OCGA 43-34-25 is the GA law regarding nurse protocol agreements with prescriptive authority for the APRN’s.

APRN’s who do not write prescriptions and have not submitted nurse protocol agreements to be reviewed by the GA Medical Board, but only call in prescriptions under the physician’s name, are
practicing under OCGA 43-34-23.

APRN’s who write prescriptions and have submitted nurse protocol agreements for review to the GA Medical Board are practicing under OCGA 43-34-25.

A DEA number is required ONLY if the APRN will be prescribing controlled substances. With a DEA number, the APRN may prescribe regular prescriptions and Schedule III-V drugs, but not Schedule I-II. (Only physicians can prescribe Schedule I-II.) Without a DEA number, the APRN may not prescribe any scheduled drugs, but may only write regular prescriptions (such as antibiotics, etc.)

A nurse protocol agreement is a written document mutually agreed upon and signed by ONE delegating physician and ONE APRN. Each APRN in the practice must have his/her own
protocol agreement with his/her delegating physician that is submitted to the Medical Board. The other physicians in the practice can be named as designated physicians in the agreement.

http://medicalboard.georgia.gov/sites/medicalboard.georgia.gov/files/imported/GCMB/Files/FAQs%20NP%20May%202010.pdf

Guam, US Territory

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Guam, US Territory. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/22/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Guam, US Territory to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Guam Board of Nurse Examiners
194 Hernan Cortez Avenue
Terlaje Professional Building, Suite 213
Hagatna, GU, 96910
(671) 735-7409
http://dphss.guam.gov/guam-board-of-nurse-examiners-2/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority may be applied for with the application for initial APRN licensure in Guam.

Hawaii

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse from Hawaii. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/30/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Hawaii to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Hawaii Board of Nursing
Att: BON
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI, 96801
808-586-3000
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APRN license in Hawaii. When applying for the APRN license, if an applicant wishes to apply for prescriptive authority, he/she shall:
1. Have a current, unencumbered Hawaii RN license;
2. Have (or are applying for) a Hawaii APRN license;
3. Have a graduate-level degree in clinical nursing or nursing science;
4. Have a national certification of nursing practice specialty; and
5. Have successfully completed one of the following within the three-year time period immediately preceding the date of application:
At least 30 contact hours, as part of a graduate-level degree in clinical nursing or nursing science program from an accredited college/university, of advanced pharmacology education, including advanced pharmacotherapeutics that is integrated into the curriculum; or
At least 30 contact hours of advanced pharmacology, including advanced pharmacotherapeutics, from an accredited college/university; or
At least 30 contact hours of continuing education from a Hawaii Board of Nursing approved recognized certifying body, in advanced pharmacology, including advanced pharmacotherapeutics related to your practice specialty.

Idaho

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Idaho. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Idaho Board of Nursing
280 N 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, ID, 83720-0061
208-334-3110
http://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Advanced practice registered nurses who complete their APRN graduate or post-graduate educational program after December 31, 2015, will automatically be granted prescriptive and dispensing authority with the issuance of their Idaho license, if the applicants provide evidence of completion of thirty (30) contact hours of post-basic education in pharmacotherapeutics obtained as part of study within a formal educational program or continuing education program, related to advanced nursing practice.

Illinois

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Illinois. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/05/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (Nursing) - Illinois Nursing Workforce
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60601
888-687-7307
http://nursing.illinois.gov/aboutcenter.asp


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To meet prescriptive authority requirements in the state of Illinois one must:
-have a collaboration agreement with a physician unless the advanced practice nurse is authorized to practice in a hospital, hospital affiliate, or ambulatory surgical treatment center.
-obtain a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license. Medication orders shall be reviewed periodically by the collaborating physician.

To obtain a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license, please follow these steps:
1. Supporting Document CCA must be completed and submitted with each application. Your application will not be processed without completion of this form.
2. Complete Parts II through V of application and the supplemental documentation.
3. Submit the appropriate $5 licensure fee. Make check or money order payable to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Fee is not refundable.
4. Return application, supporting documents and fee to the below noted Springfield, Illinois, address.
5. Failure to properly complete the application will delay licensure.
6. If applying for schedule II prescriptive authority, submit an official transcript with school seal affixed to document and
completion of 45 graduate hours in pharmacology.

NOTE:  A mid-level practitioner controlled substances license will not be issued until your advanced practice nurse license has been issued.
 If the collaborating physician has delegated prescriptive authority to the advanced practice nurse, the written collaborative agreement shall include a statement
indicating that the collaborating physician has delegated prescriptive authority for legend drugs and/or Schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substances. The delegation
must be within the physician's scope of practice and within the scope of the advanced practice nurse's training.
 The written collaborating agreement shall be signed by both the physician and the advanced practice nurse and a copy maintained at each location where the
advanced practice nurse practices and shall be provided to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation upon request. A copy of the advanced
practice nurse Illinois and federal controlled substances licenses numbers shall be kept with the agreement.
 If the advanced practice nurse is delegated prescriptive authority of Schedule II controlled substances the following guidelines apply. Specific Schedule II controlled
substances by oral dosage or topical or transdermal application may be delegated. This delegation must identify specific Schedule II controlled substance by either
brand or generic name and must be attached to the collaborative agreement. Schedule II controlled substances to be delivered by injection or other route of
administration may not be delegated. Evidence of completion of at least 45 graduate contact hours in pharmacology must be submitted to obtain Schedule II
prescriptive authority. The collaborating physician may only delegate controlled substances that he or she prescribes. Any prescription must be limited to no more
than a 30-day supply, with any continuation authorized only after prior approval of the collaborating physician.
 If collaborating with more than one physician, a separate notice of delegation of prescriptive authority shall be submitted when prescriptive authority is delegated.
If prescriptive authority includes Schedule II, III, IV and/or V controlled substances, the advanced practice nurse will be required to apply for a mid-level practitioner
controlled substances license in accordance with the Illinois Controlled Substances Act; however, only one controlled substances license will be issued regardless of the
number of collaborating physicians.

Should you have any questions relative to completing the application, contact:
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
ATTN: Division of Professional Regulation
320 West Washington, 3rd Floor

https://www.idfpr.com/Renewals/apply/forms/f1881apn.pdf
Springfield, Illinois 62786 1-800-560-6420

An Illinois advanced practice nurse mid-level practitioner controlled substances license is a prerequisite for federal controlled substances registration. For information concerning federal registration, you must contact:
Drug Enforcement Administration
230 South Dearborn, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60604 312/353-7875

Your Illinois advanced practice nurse mid-level practitioner controlled substances license number will expire at the same time your
professional license expires.

Indiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Indiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/05/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Indiana to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
317-234-2043
http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to meet the requirements for prescriptive authority in the state of Indiana an individual must follow these steps:
(1) Submit an application on a form prescribed by the board with the required fee
(2) Submit proof of holding an active, unrestricted:
(A) Indiana registered nurse license; or
(B) registered nurse license in another compact state and having filed a Multi-state Privilege Notification Form with the health professions bureau.
(3) Submit proof of having met the requirements of all applicable laws for practice as an advanced practice nurse in the state of Indiana.
(4) Submit proof of a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing.
(5) If the applicant holds a baccalaureate degree only, submits proof of certification as a nurse practitioner or certified nurse midwife by a national organization recognized by the board and which requires a national certifying examination.
(6) Submit proof of having successfully completed a graduate level pharmacology course consisting of at least two (2) semester hours of academic credit from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation:
(A) within five (5) years of the date of application; or
(B) if the pharmacology course was completed more than five (5) years immediately preceding the date of filing the application, the applicant must submit proof of the following:
(i) Completing at least thirty (30) actual contact hours of continuing education during the two (2) years
immediately preceding the date of the application, including a minimum of at least eight (8) actual contact hours
of pharmacology, all of which must be approved by a nationally approved sponsor of continuing education for nurses.
(ii) Prescriptive experience in another jurisdiction within the five (5) years immediately preceding the date of the application.
(7) Submit proof of collaboration with a licensed practitioner in the form of a written practice agreement that sets forth the manner in which the advanced practice nurse and licensed practitioner will cooperate, coordinate, and consult with each other in the provision of health care to patients. Practice agreements shall be in writing and shall also set forth provisions for the type of collaboration between the advanced practice nurse and the licensed practitioner and the reasonable and timely review by the licensed practitioner of the prescribing practices of the advanced practice nurse.
(8) Written practice agreements for advanced practice nurses applying for prescriptive authority shall not be valid until prescriptive authority is granted by the board.

Iowa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License from Iowa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/31/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Iowa Board of Nursing
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA, 50309-4685
515-281-3255
https://nursing.iowa.gov/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is issued with an ARNP license in Iowa. An ARNP licensed by the board may prescribe, administer, or dispense prescription drugs or devices, including controlled substances, within the ARNP’s role and population foci and consistent with applicable state and federal laws. Registration as a practitioner with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Board of Pharmacy Examiners permits the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner to prescribe controlled substances within the practitioner’s recognized specialty.

Kansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Kansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/05/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Kansas to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS, 66612-1230
785-296-4929
http://www.ksbn.org/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is issued with an APRN license in Kansas, but requires physician oversight. In order to prescribe controlled substances, APRNs must
(1) register with the federal drug enforcement administration; and
(2) notify the board of the name and address of the responsible physician or physicians.

Kentucky

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Kentucky. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/06/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Kentucky to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Pky, Suite 300
Louisville, KY, 40222
502-429-3300
http://www.kbn.ky.gov/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To prescribe controlled substances in Kentucky you must:
-Enter into a CAPA-CS (collaborative agreement) with a licensed physician.
-Submit a Notification of a CAPA-CS form to KBN.

To prescribe controlled substances in Kentucky one must:
-Have been licensed /registered/certified as an APRN for at least one year.
-Obtain a Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
-Submit a copy of all DEA licenses currently held in all states


Louisiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Louisiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/26/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Louisiana to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA, 70810
225-755-7584
http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APRN license in Louisiana. An application for Initial Prescriptive Authority Privileges must be submitted to the Board for review. In order to be eligible to apply, the APRN must:
1. Hold a current, unencumbered Louisiana RN and APRN license issued by the Board
2. have current clinical practice (at least 500 hours) as an APRN within the last 2 years
3. Practice in the specific advanced practice role and population focus (e.g. adult, family, pediatric, psych/mental health, etc.) in which they are licensed
4. A signed collaborative practice agreement. Collaborating physicians must be engaged in clinical practice within the state of Louisiana in the same or a practice comparable in scope, specialty or expertise to that of the APRN

Controlled Substance Authority is a separate application process. It is a multi-step process which requires the APRN to apply to two state agencies and one federal agency. The APRN should review the application requirements and fees associated with applying for a Louisiana CDS license (LBP) and federal DEA registration (DEA) BEFORE submitting an application for CS privileges to LSBN to ensure he/she will be able to complete all steps within 60 days.
STEP 1: APRN submits application forms, attestation, and letter of explanation to LSBN for review.
STEP 2: LSBN sends an approval letter to the APRN after the documents in step 1 have been reviewed and approved.
STEP 3: APRN submits application and fee to LBP to obtain State CDS license for same controlled substance schedule(s) approved by LSBN.
STEP 4: APRN submits application and fee to DEA to obtain federal registration for same controlled substance schedule(s) approved by LSBN.
STEP 5: APRN sends copies of both CDS license and DEA registration to LSBN within 30 days of receiving the approval letter from LSBN.

Maine

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Maine. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/06/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Maine to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Maine State Board of Nursing
161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME, 04333-0158
207-287-1133
http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To meet the requirements for Prescriptive Authority in the state of Maine one must:
-provide evidence of satisfactory completion of 15 contact hours of pharmacology within the 2 years prior to applying for approval to practice if the applicant has not prescribed drugs within the past 2 years

OR

-provide evidence of satisfactory completion of 45 contact hours (or 3 credits) of pharmacology within the 2 years prior to applying for approval to practice if the applicant has not prescribed drugs within the past 5 years,

Marshall Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse from Marshall Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/05/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Marshall Islands. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Maryland

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Maryland. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/06/2021, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

Grand Canyon University's MSN ACNP program is currently approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
https://mbon.maryland.gov/Documents/approved-np-programs.pdf


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21215-2254
410-585-1900
http://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

A nurse practitioner shall:
-be registered with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program prior to obtaining Controlled Dangerous Substance registration.

Massachusetts

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Massachusetts. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/06/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Massachusetts to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA, 02114
617-973-0900
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/dhpl/nursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to meet the requirements for prescriptive authority in the state of Massachusetts:
Before you can prescribe, you must:
•Register for the Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR)
•Establish written prescriptive practice guidelines with a supervising physician. You will be asked to provide this information when applying for MCSR. •CNM are not required to establish prescriptive practice guidelines with a physician
•Learn more about prescriptive practice guidelines and requirements

•Enroll in Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (MassPAT)

•Complete education required by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 94C, Section 18(e)
•Apply for Drug Enforcement Administration registration.

Michigan

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Nurse Practitioner License from Michigan. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/09/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Michigan to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Michigan Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 30193
Lansing, MI, 48909
517-335-0918
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_28150_27529_27542-59003--,00.html


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to meet the requirements for prescriptive authority in the state of Michigan an individual must follow these requirements:
Nonscheduled prescription drugs requirements
-Nurse practitioners can be prescribe nonscheduled prescription drugs without delegation. They can also receive and dispense complimentary starter dose drugs without delegation from a physician.

Controlled substance requirements
-A delegation from a physician is required to prescribe a controlled substance. Under the Board of Medicine rules, there must be a written delegation agreement between the APRN and the doctor when dealing with controlled substances.

Minnesota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Minnesota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/06/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Minnesota to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Minnesota Board of Nursing
1210 Northland Drive Suite 120
Mendota Heights, MN, 55120
612-317-3000
http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Licensed APRNs are authorized to prescribe, dispense and administer drugs, controlled substances (Schedule II through V) and therapeutic devices without physician oversight after completing 2080 hours in a collaborative management setting.

Mississippi

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Mississippi. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/14/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Mississippi to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Mississippi Board of Nursing
713 Pear Orchard Road
Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS, 39157
601-957-6300
http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to be licensed as an APRN in the state of Mississippi you must have:
-Graduated from a nationally approved school of nursing with a masters degree or higher;
-Taken and passed a national certification exam in the area of your practice;
-Submitted an initial application with all appropriate documents approved prior to practicing;
-Completed a required monitored hours residency that was monitored by either a MS licensed physician or certified APRN with 3 years experience. Evidence of monitored hours must be submitted to the BON and approved in order to begin unmonitored practice;
-APRN Application along with RN application renewed every two (2) years October - December of even numbered years.

Missouri

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Missouri. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/06/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Missouri to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Missouri Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0656
573-751-0681
http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is automatically given to licensed APRNs in Missouri within a collaborative practice arrangement with a physician.

Montana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Montana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/26/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Montana Board of Nursing
301 South Park , 4th Floor
Helena, MT, 59620
406-444-6880
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APRN license in Montana. An application for an APRN Prescriptive Authority Endorsement must be submitted to the Board for review. In order to be eligible to apply, the APRN must:
1. Pay applicable fees
2. Possess a current Montana RN license or a current RN license from another Nurse Licensure Compact state, and an APRN license, or be applying for an APRN license.
3. If you have graduated from an accredited program in the last 5 years, submit:
a. Evidence of successful completion of a graduate level course of three semester credits in advanced pharmacology that includes instruction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of all broad categories of agents.
b. Evidence of successful completion of a graduate level course that includes differential diagnosis/disease management.
c. Evidence of supervised clinical practice that integrates pharmacologic intervention with patient management.
4. If you have graduated from an accredited program more than 5 years ago, must complete: either a graduate level course of three semester credits or 45 contact hours of continuing education (during the last 5 years) that includes instruction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of all broad categories of agents.

Nebraska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Nebraska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/26/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Nebraska to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nebraska DHHS: Nursing and Nursing Support
Division of Public Health - Licensure Unit
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4986
402-471-4376
http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Nurse-Licensing.aspx


Prescriptive Authority

Prescriptive authority in Nebraska is contingent upon the completion of separate course work in pharmacotherapeutics, advanced health assessment, and pathophysiology or psychopathology, the APRN Nurse Practitioner application, and a transition-to-practice agreement. Please contact the Nebraska Nursing Licensing Unit for more information.

Nevada

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/27/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nevada State Board of Nursing
4220 S. Maryland Pkwy., Building B, Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV, 89119-7533
(888) 590-6726
http://nevadanursingboard.org/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APRN license in Nevada. An application for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Prescribing Privileges must be submitted to the Board for review. In order to be eligible to apply, the APRN must also submit documentation that the applicant has completed at least two semester credits (or equivalent quarter hours) in advanced pharmacotherapeutics (as part of an advanced practice registered nurse program, or in the past 24 months). Once an APRN license is issued, and the applicant qualified for prescribing privileges, the Board will notify the Board of Pharmacy that the APRN is eligible for prescribing privileges. Then the APRN must apply for prescribing privileges with the Board of Pharmacy. The APRN may not prescribe any medications until the Board of Pharmacy has issued a license to prescribe, the APRN has submitted a copy of that license to the Board of Nursing and the status has been updated to reflect current active prescribing privileges. Finally, if the APRN wishes to prescribe controlled substances he/she must apply with the Board of Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He/she may not prescribe controlled substances until the Board of Pharmacy has issued a license to prescribe, he/she has received a DEA certificate to prescribe controlled substances, he/she has submitted a copy of that license to the Board of Nursing and his/her status has been updated to reflect current active prescribing privilege. If the APRN is requesting to prescribe schedule II controlled substances they must submit documentary evidence that they have practiced at least 2 years or 2,000 hours as an APRN or a signed protocol with a collaborating physician for the prescribing of schedule II controlled substances. Documentary evidence may include but is not limited to:
* A signed letter from their employer(s) stating that they have clinically practiced for a total of two (2) years OR 2,000 hours;
* A signed letter from the collaborating physician or another APRN whom they have been working with stating that they have at least 2,000 hours or two (2) years of clinical practice;
* Any other available form of verification. (Will be reviewed individually for acceptance.)

New Hampshire

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from New Hampshire. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/16/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in New Hampshire to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Field Placement Requirements

The New Hampshire Board of Nursing requires programs conducting clinical placements in the state of New Hampshire to be approved.

To meet field placement requirements for the APRN License in the state of New Hampshire one must:
-have at least 480 hours of clinical nursing practice, including precepted experience and pharmacological interventions


State Agency Approval Needed

The New Hampshire Board of Nursing requires programs conducting clinical placements in the state of New Hampshire to be approved.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16
Concord, NH, 03301-2431
603-271-2323
https://www.oplc.nh.gov/new-hampshire-board-nursing


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To meet prescriptive authority requirements in the state of New Hampshire one must:
-possess a valid DEA individual or group registration number.

*Prescription of non-controlled medications is determined by APRN education and competency and scope of practice based on certification of specialty.

New Jersey

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from New Jersey. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/21/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in New Jersey to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 45010
Newark, NJ, 07101
973-504-6430
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/applications.aspx


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To meet the Prescriptive Authority Requirements in the state of New Jersey one must:
-have a joint protocol with a collaborating physician who is licensed in New Jersey, prior to prescribing any medication or medical device.

New Mexico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice License from New Mexico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/27/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Road NE, Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM, 87110
505-841-8340
http://nmbon.sks.com/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an initial Nurse Practitioner license. Along with the completed Nurse Practitioner application and associated documents, applicants for prescriptive authority must submit:
1. A completed Prescription Affidavit or Verification letter from Preceptor on Official Letterhead. Verifies 400 hours of work experience in which prescribing dangerous drugs has occurred within the two years immediately preceding the date of the application. Individuals who have not fulfilled this requirement must provide documentation of successful completion of 400 hours of prescribing 16.12.2 NMAC 17 dangerous drugs in a preceptorship with a licensed CNP, CNS or physician. The preceptorship must be completed within six months and a letter of authorization will be issued for the duration of the preceptorship.

To obtain controlled substance prescriptive authority in New Mexico APRNs who received non-controlled substance prescriptive authority from the New Mexico Board of Nursing must:
1. Apply for a controlled substance registration from the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy.
2. Apply for a DEA registration
3. Provide the New Mexico Board of Nursing a copy of your CS and DEA registrations once obtained.

New York

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Nurse Practitioner License from New York. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/05/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

Students must complete a pharmacology component of not less than three semester hours or the equivalent; to include instruction in drug management of clients in the nurse practitioner specialty area and instruction in New York State and Federal laws and regulations relating to prescriptions and recordkeeping.

If you graduated from an NP education program that is not registered by NYSED and your pharmacotherapeutics course did not cover New York and federal laws related to prescriptions and record keeping, you may contact the following organizations to obtain additional required instruction on these topics:

The Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State
12 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone 518-348-0719
Web www.thenpa.org

The New York State Nurses Association
11 Cornell Road
Latham, NY, 12210-1499
Phone 518-782-9400 ext. 288
Web www.nysna.org
Online course New York Prescribing Information for Nurse Practitioners


State Agency Approval Needed

No nurse practitioner program shall be offered in the state of New York until such program has been registered by the New York State Education department.

All out-of-state and online nursing education programs must be registered or approved by NYSED in order to place students in clinical rotations in New York State (except in federal U.S. Armed forces or Veteran's Administration facilities).

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nurse-licensefaq.htm


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

New York State Office of Professions - Nursing
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY, 12234-1000
518-474-3817
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

An applicant who satisfies all requirements for certification as a nurse practitioner may be authorized to issue prescriptions pursuant to Section 6902(3)(b) of the Education Law after completing instruction, satisfactory to the department, in New York State and Federal laws and regulations relating to prescriptions and recordkeeping. Nurse Practitioners must have a collaborating practice agreement with a physician in order to prescriptive authority. You must complete the following steps in order to have prescriptive authority:

Obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) issued by the US Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
Federal law requires that health care providers (including NPs) use NPIs on electronic health care transactions (i.e., processing claims, status inquiries, eligibility inquiries). For more about applying for a NPI, visit: www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Administrative-Simplification/NationalProvIdentStand/. Applications can be submitted online or by regular mail.

Obtain a Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Number issued by the US Department of Justice- Drug Enforcement Administration
An NP must obtain a DEA number in order to prescribe or dispense controlled substances. For more about applying for a DEA number, visit www.DEAdiversion.USDOJ.gov or call 1-877-883-5789, 1-800-882-9539 or 212-337-1593. The mailing address for the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration is: 99 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

Obtain New York State Official Prescription Forms or authorization to prescribe controlled substances from the New York State Department of Health
An NP must obtain official prescription forms to prescribe controlled substances. For more information about obtaining official prescription forms, contact the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement by telephone 866-811-7957 or 518-402-0708, or check the New York State Department of Health website.

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/npscriptpriv.htm#

North Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from North Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/15/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC, 27607
919-782-3211
http://www.ncbon.com/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to meet the requirements for prescriptive authority in the state of North Carolina an individual must:
-have a collaborating practice agreement with a physician that shall be agreed upon and signed by both the primary supervising physician and the nurse practitioner, and maintained in each practice site;
(b) shall be reviewed at least yearly. This review shall be acknowledged by a dated signature sheet, signed by both the primary supervising physician and the nurse practitioner, appended to the collaborative practice agreement and available for inspection by members or agents of either Board;
(c) shall include the drugs, devices, medical treatments, tests and procedures that may be prescribed, ordered and performed by the nurse practitioner consistent with Rule .0809 of this Section; and
(d) shall include a pre-determined plan for emergency services.

North Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from North Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/26/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in North Dakota to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Dakota Board of Nursing
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND, 58504
701-328-9777
https://www.ndbon.org/


Prescriptive Authority

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APRN license in North Dakota. Prescriptive authority must be requested by:
1. Completing the prescriptive authority portion of the APRN application and paying the applicable fee.
2. Submitting a completed transcript with degree posted from an accredited graduate level advanced practice registered nurse program which includes evidence of completion of advanced pharmacotherapy, physical assessment, and pathophysiology.
3. Provide evidence of completion of 30 contact hours of education or equivalent in pharmacotherapy related to the applicant’s scope of advanced practice that have been obtained within a three-year period of time immediately prior to the date of application for prescriptive authority or may otherwise be approved by the board. Only certificates which itemize pharmacology CE will be accepted. UpToDate activity certificates do not meet the requirement for pharmacology specific CE.

Northern Mariana Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Northern Mariana Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Northern Mariana Islands to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 501458
Saipan, MP, 96950
(670) 233-2263
https://nmibon.info/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is granted by the Board to CNMI-licensed Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Certified Nurse Midwives.

Ohio

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Ohio. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/27/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Ohio to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Coursework Requirements

To meet coursework requirements for the APRN license in the state of Ohio one must:
-complete a course of instruction in the laws of this state that govern drugs and prescriptive authority. To meet this requirement, the course of instruction must:

-include content and instruction on rules 4723-9-08, 4723-9-10, and 4723-9-12 of the Administrative Code, and other state, or federal laws that apply to the authority to prescribe schedule II controlled substances.

-Include content and instruction concerning the indications and contraindications for the use of opioids and benzodiazepines in drug therapies, and alternatives to opioid therapies in the management of acute and chronic pain, including the guidelines issued by the governor's cabinet opiate action team (GCOAT);

-Be approved by the board, or by an OBN approver as defined in rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code, or offered by an OBN approved provider unit, as defined in rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code that is headquartered in the state of Ohio; and

-Be at minimum two hours in length.

-Applicants must submit documentation of successful completion to the board in the form of an original certificate, issued by the provider of the course of instruction.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH, 43215-7410
614-466-3947
http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To meet the prescriptive authority requirements one must:
-have a collaborating agreement with a physician
- include with the nurse practitioner application evidence of successfully completing the course of study in advanced pharmacology and related topics in accordance with the requirements specified in division (B) of this section

(B) With respect to the course of study in advanced pharmacology and related topics, all of the following requirements apply:

(1) The course of study shall be completed not longer than five years before the application is filed.

(2) The course of study shall be not less than forty-five contact hours.

(3) The course of study shall meet the requirements to be approved by the board in accordance with standards established in rules adopted under section 4723.50 of the Revised Code.

(4) The content of the course of study shall be specific to the applicant's nursing specialty.

(5) The instruction provided in the course of study shall include all of the following:

(a) A minimum of thirty-six contact hours of instruction in advanced pharmacology that includes pharmacokinetic principles and clinical application and the use of drugs and therapeutic devices in the prevention of illness and maintenance of health;

(b) Instruction in the fiscal and ethical implications of prescribing drugs and therapeutic devices;

(c) Instruction in the state and federal laws that apply to the authority to prescribe;

(d) Instruction that is specific to schedule II controlled substances, including instruction in all of the following:

(i) Indications for the use of schedule II controlled substances in drug therapies;

(ii) The most recent guidelines for pain management therapies, as established by state and national organizations such as the Ohio pain initiative and the American pain society;

(iii) Fiscal and ethical implications of prescribing schedule II controlled substances;

(iv) State and federal laws that apply to the authority to prescribe schedule II controlled substances;

(v) Prevention of abuse and diversion of schedule II controlled substances, including identification of the risk of abuse and diversion, recognition of abuse and diversion, types of assistance available for prevention of abuse and diversion, and methods of establishing safeguards against abuse and diversion.

Oklahoma

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Oklahoma. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/29/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Oklahoma to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N Classen, Ste. 524
Oklahoma City, OK, 73106
405-962-1800
http://www.ok.gov/nursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APRN license in Oklahoma. If a Certified Nurse Practitioner would like to apply for prescriptive authority, the applicant shall:
1. Submit a completed application
2. Request that official transcripts be sent directly to the Board from the advanced practice educational program
3. Submit documentation to verify three academic credit hours of education or the equivalent, in a course or courses in pharmacotherapeutic management that targets Advanced Practice Registered Nurses or individuals enrolled in an advanced practice registered nursing education program and/or other authorized prescribers completed within the last three years of submission of the application OR 45 contact hours of approved continuing education completed within the last three years prior to submission of the application.
4. Submit an Agreement for Physician Supervising Advanced Practice Prescriptive Authority
5. Register and comply with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug (OBNDD) requirements prior to prescribing Schedule III-V drugs.
6. Pay all applicable fees

Oregon

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Oregon. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/08/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Oregon to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, OR, 97224-7012
971-673-0685
http://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/index.aspx


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APRN license in Oregon. In order to obtain prescriptive authority APRNs must:
1. Submit a completed application
2. Pay applicable fees
3. Submit evidence of successful completion of 45 contact hours of pharmacology at the APRN level, successful completion of required clinical education in patient management, and successful completion of accredited graduate level nursing courses (official transcript)
4. Submit evidence of successful completion of required clinical education in patient management.
5. Submit evidence of successful completion of accredited graduate level nursing courses documented by CE or academic credit. Such courses must include physical assessment, pathophysiology, and clinical management sufficient to prepare the applicant for safe prescribing with individual patients.

Pennsylvania

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner License from Pennsylvania. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/01/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Pennsylvania to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Training Requirements

To meet the training requirements for the CRNP license in the state of Pennsylvania one must:
- complete 3 hours of training approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS) on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA, 17105-2649
717-783-7142
http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Nursing/Pages/default.aspx#.VwRAlIfn_c


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To have prescriptive authority in the state of Pennsylvania one must:
-have a collaboration agreement with a physician
-successfully complete at least 45 hours of course work specific to advanced pharmacology in accordance with the following:
The course work in advanced pharmacology may be either part of the CRNP education program or, if completed outside of the CRNP education program, an additional
course or courses taken from an educational program or programs approved by the Board.

The course work shall be at an advanced level above a pharmacology course required by a professional nursing (RN) education program.

The course work shall have been completed within 5 years immediately preceding the date the applicant applies for initial prescriptive authority approval.

AND

-document, within one year from issuance of the prescriptive authority approval, that they completed at least 4 hours of Board-approved education consisting of 2 hours in pain
management or the identification of addiction and 2 hours in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids.
This education either as part of a Board approved CRNP Program, a stand-alone course from a Board-approved CRNP advanced pharmacology course provider, authorized
by Section 21.283(b)(1) of the Board’s regulations, or a continuing education course from a CRNP continuing education provider, listed in Section 21.334 (a) of the Board’s
regulations. The 4 hours of Board approved education needs to be completed only once.

Puerto Rico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a APRN License from Puerto Rico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/14/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Puerto Rico Board of Nursing
1590 Ponce de Leon Street
Rio Piedras, PR, 00926

Rhode Island

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Rhode Island. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/01/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Rhode Island to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Rhode Island Department of Health (Nursing)
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI, 02908
401-222-5700
http://www.health.ri.gov/for/nurses/index.php


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to have prescriptive authority as an APRN in the state of Rhode Island one must:
-complete an educational program that includes courses in pathophysiology, pharmacology and physical assessment and is within the APRN's role and population focus.

South Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from South Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/24/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in South Carolina to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

South Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 12367
Columbia, SC, 29211
803-896-4550
https://llr.sc.gov/nurse/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to meet the requirements for prescriptive authority in the state of South Carolina an individual must obtain:
-a practice agreement

and must be:

-licensed by the board as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, or clinical nurse specialist;

and shall:

-submit a completed application on a form provided by the board;

-submit the required fee;

-provide evidence of completion of forty-five contact hours of education in pharmacotherapeutics acceptable to the board, within two years before application or during the time of the organized educational program shall provide evidence of prescriptive authority in another state meeting twenty hours in pharmacotherapeutics acceptable to the board, within two years before application;

-provide at least fifteen hours of education in controlled substances acceptable to the board as part of the twenty hours required for prescriptive authority if the NP, CNM, or CNS has equivalent controlled substance prescribing authority in another state;

-provide at least fifteen hours of education in controlled substances acceptable to the board as part of the forty-five contact hours required for prescriptive authority if the NP, CNM, or CNS initially is applying to prescribe in Schedules II - V controlled substances.

South Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Nurse Practitioner License from South Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/08/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in South Dakota to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Ave., Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD, 57106-3115
605-362-2760
http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Upon licensure, Certified Nurse Practitioner may prescribe, procure, furnish, and administer over-the-counter, legend, and controlled substance drugs, schedules II-IV, according to federal and state registration requirements. If a CNP has less than 1,040 licensed practice hours within the role of the CNP, prescriptive authority is overseen through a Collaborative Agreement. Once those hours have been completed, a CNP may apply to update their status to practice and prescribe without a Collaborative Agreement.

Tennessee

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Nurse License from Tennessee. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/24/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


State Agency Approval Needed

The state of Tennessee requires approval of all pre-licensure and post-licensure programs. GCU is not approved in TN and, therefore, this program is excluded in the state of Tennessee.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Tennessee Board of Nursing
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN, 37243
615-532-5166
https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/nursing-board.html


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To meet prescriptive authority requirements one must:
-obtain a certificate of fitness from the Tennessee Board of Nursing including the name of the licensed physician having supervision, control and responsibility for prescriptive services rendered by the nurse.
In order to qualify for a certificate of fitness one must have:

(a) A current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse under T.C.A. Title 63, Chapter 7;
(b) Preparation in specialized practitioner skills at the master’s, post-master’s, doctoral, or post-doctoral level, including, but not limited to, at least three (3) quarter hours of pharmacology instruction or its equivalent;
(c) A current national certification in the appropriate nursing specialty area; and
(d) Graduation from a program conferring a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.

Texas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Texas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX, 78701
512-305-7400
http://www.bon.texas.gov/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APRN license in Texas. The APRN application contains a section required to be completed if prescriptive authority is sought. In addition to the application, the applicant must submit such evidence as required by the Board to verify successful completion of graduate level courses in advanced pharmacotherapeutics, advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, and diagnosis and management of diseases and conditions within the role and population focus area.

Utah

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Utah. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/08/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Utah to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
801-530-6628
https://dopl.utah.gov/nurse/index.html


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority may be be granted by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing with an APRN application. Applicants need to complete the Utah Controlled Substance Affidavit as part of the APRN application and pay the associated fee if he/she wants to prescribe controlled substances. Controlled substances require a Consultation and Referral Plan.

Vermont

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Vermont. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/25/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Vermont to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Vermont State Board of Nursing
National Life Bldg, North FL2
Montpelier, VT, 05620-3402
802-828-2396
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/nursing.aspx


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

In order to meet the requirements for prescriptive authority in the state of Vermont an individual must obtain:
-a collaborative agreement if they have fewer than 24 months and 2,400 hours of licensed active advanced nursing practice in an initial role and population focus or fewer than 12 months and 1,600 hours for any additional role and population focus.
-APRNs shall have and maintain signed and dated copies of all required collaborative provider agreements as part of the practice guidelines. An APRN required to practice with a collaborative provider agreement may not engage in solo practice, except with regard to a role and population focus in which the APRN has met the requirements of this subsection.

Virgin Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a APRN License from Virgin Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/14/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Virgin Islands. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Virgin Islands Board of Nursing
#3 Kongens Gade (Government Hill)
St. Thomas, VI, 00802

Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Nurse Practitioner License from Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/25/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Virginia to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Virginia Board of Nursing
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA, 23233-1463
804-367-4515
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To meet the requirements for prescriptive authority one must:
-Hold a current, unrestricted license as a nurse practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

-Provide evidence of one of the following:

a. Continued professional certification as required for initial licensure as a nurse practitioner; or
b. Satisfactory completion of a graduate level course in pharmacology or pharmacotherapeutics obtained as part of the nurse practitioner education program within the five years prior to submission of the application; or
c. Practice as a nurse practitioner for no less than 1000 hours and 15 continuing education units related to the area of practice for each of the two years immediately prior to submission of the application; or
d. Thirty contact hours of education in pharmacology or pharmacotherapeutics acceptable to the boards taken within five years prior to submission of the application. The 30 contact hours may be obtained in a formal academic setting as a discrete offering or as noncredit continuing education offerings and shall include the following course content:

(1) Applicable federal and state laws;
(2) Prescription writing;
(3) Drug selection, dosage, and route;
(4) Drug interactions;
(5) Information resources; and
(6) Clinical application of pharmacology related to specific scope of practice.

-Develop a practice agreement between the nurse practitioner and the patient care team physician as required in 18VAC90-40-90; and

-File a completed application and pay the fees as required in 18VAC90-40-70 of this chapter.

Washington

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License from Washington. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/08/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Washington to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Approval Needed

The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission of Washington State requires nursing education programs to seek approval for clinical placements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Washington State Department of Health (Nursing)
Physical address: 111 Israel Rd S.E. Tumwater, WA 98501
Mailing address: PO Box 47864. Olympia, WA 98504-7864
360-236-4700
http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission.aspx


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority may be be granted by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing with an APRN application. Applicants need to complete the Utah Controlled Substance Affidavit as part of the APRN application and pay the associated fee if he/she wants to prescribe controlled substances. Schedule II substances require a collaborative agreement. If the applicant is seeking prescriptive authority, he/she must submit with the initial APRN application one of the following:
1. Proof of graduation within the last two years from the APRN program and completion of an advanced pharmacology course,
2. Proof of 30 hours of continuing education in pharmacology completed within the last two years. Evidence must show pharmacology hours earned, OR
3. Proof of completion of 250 hours of advanced clinical practice with prescriptive authority within the last two years and a request for an exemption to the 30 hours of continuing education in pharmacology. (Prescriptive authority in the other state must be equivalent to Washington to include independent practice and ability to prescribe schedule II-V).

West Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from West Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/01/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in West Virginia to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, Suite 203
South Charleston, WV, 25303
304-744-0900
http://www.wvrnboard.com/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

To meet prescriptive authority requirements one must:
-Be licensed and certified in West Virginia as an advanced practice registered nurse;
-be at least eighteen years of age;
-Have completed forty-five contact hours of education in pharmacology and clinical management of drug therapy under a program approved by the board, fifteen hours of which shall have been completed within the two-year period immediately prior to entering into a prerequisite collaborative relationship;
-have a collaborative agreement for a collaborative relationship for prescriptive practice with a physician that meets all state requirements
-provide the board with evidence that he or she is a person of good moral character and not addicted to alcohol or the use of controlled substances;
-Does not have his or her advanced practice registered nursing license, certification or registration in any jurisdiction suspended, limited or revoked; and
-submit a completed, notarized application to the board, accompanied by a fee as established by the board by rule.

Wisconsin

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber License from Wisconsin. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/09/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Wisconsin to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


State Agency Approval Needed

Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter N 1.06 lists approval requirements for out-of-state schools of nursing. Out-of-state schools must be approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing. This includes schools preparing students for practical nurse licensure or registered nurse students at the associate, bachelor's (including post licensure bachelor's) or graduate degree level.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wisconsin Board of Nursing
1400 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI, 53703
608-261-7083
http://www.dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx?Page=582ce3ce-0028-404c-9373-14bfd6cf17c8


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is granted with initial APNP licensure if all application requirements are met. Prescriptive authority relates only to those prescription orders appropriate to the APNP's areas of competence, as established by his or her education, training or experience, including 45 contact hours in clinical pharmacology or therapeutics within 5 years preceding the application for a certificate.

Wyoming

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from Wyoming. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/09/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Approval Needed

The Wyoming State Board of Nursing requires nursing education programs to seek approval for clinical placements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wyoming State Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY, 82002
307-777-7601
https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/


Prescriptive Authority

This program is not intended to meet prescriptive authority requirements in this location. However, depending on the state requirements in the student’s location, it may be possible for students to obtain prescriptive authority. Information regarding the steps and requirements for obtaining prescriptive authority is provided below and is subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information, please visit the Board’s website.

Prescriptive authority is not automatically issued with an APRN license in Wyoming. In order to be eligible to apply, the APRN must:
1. Submit a completed application and fee
2. Submit evidence of completion of coursework in pharmacology and clinical management of drug therapy within the five (5) year period immediately before the date of application, specifically:
(A) Two (2) semester credit hours, or
(B) Three (3) quarter credit hours, or
(C) Thirty (30) contact hours of coursework.

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