Nurse Practitioner (RN/NP) License

After passing your certification exam, the next step is to obtain your Nurse Practitioner (RN/NP) license. Next you should apply for prescriptive authority for the state in Massachusetts to practice. In some states, this requires a collaborating/supervising physician and in some states, there are restrictions for NP prescribing. Once obtaining a Massachusetts prescriptive license then you will need to apply for a federal drug enforcement administration (DEA) certificate, in order to prescribe narcotics.
Prescriptive Authority websites
DEA Forms and Applications
Please add the following information to the Individual Professional Practice Document (Word). Using the Prescriptive Authority websites, select the state (s) Massachusetts to practice and become familiar with that Massachusetts regulations related to NP prescriptive authority. In some states prescriptive authority is explained in the BON and the Department of Public Health (DPH), so you may need to search the DPH website as well. In addition, you can access some of this information in your Buppert text in appendix 3B. You will also need to become familiar with the Federal DEA regulations for massachusetts in order to be licensed to prescribed narcotics.
What are the prescriptive authority requirements for the massachusetts in which you intend to practice? Is there a MD collaborative or supervisory regulation related to non-controlled substances or controlled substances. Are there any restrictions for NP prescriptive practice? Does the state utilize a system-wide drug monitoring program to assist with prevention of overprescribing?
Include State of Massachusetts prescriptive authority regulations hyperlink:
Include whether or not the state allows for FDEA licensure and what the requirements are to obtain a DEA certificate? Are there any MD collaborative/supervisory regulations related to narcotic prescribing? Are there any restrictions to prescribing narcotics? Opioid restrictions? Narcan authority?
Include Federal DEA hyperlink:

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