Apply for APRN authorization

You graduated from a program preparing you for practice as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). You have successfully completed the certification process in one or more clinical categories. Now you can apply for board authorization to practice.

Board of Registration in Nursing

The Details of Apply for APRN authorization

What you need for Apply for APRN authorization

You must provide proof of:

  • Current registered nurse (RN) licensure
  • Official final transcript from your education program
    • The official transcript must state that the education program prepared you for practice as an APRN in the specific clinical category you are applying for (CNP, CNM, CRNA, PCNS, CNS)
  • Proof of graduate level coursework, including:
    • Pathophysiology
    • Advanced physical assessment
    • Pharmacotherapeutics
    • Participation in or application for participation in MassHealth as a provider of services or as a non-billing provider
  • Current APRN certification from a board approved national certification organization
  • Good Moral Character, as defined by Massachusetts state law

Once authorization to practice in the advanced roll is granted, the APRN is eligible to apply for APRN prescriptive authority.

Fees for Apply for APRN authorization

Name Fee Unit
APRN authorization fee $150 per application

How to apply Apply for APRN authorization

Professional Credential Services (PCS) processes Advanced Practice Registered Nurse authorization applications for the Board. To apply for Board authorization:

  • Complete the Massachusetts APRN Authorization Application online
  • Request official transcript(s) from your educational program(s)
  • Request LPN, RN, or APRN verification from any and all jurisdictions that you hold or have ever held a nursing license

Request your transcript and verification documents to be sent to an agent at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Our agent must receive your documents from the primary source.

You can contact Professional Credential Services, Inc. toll-free at (877) 887-9727.

More info for Apply for APRN authorization

  • Once we receive all of the required documents, we will examine them to make sure you supplied all necessary information.
  • We may require you to request additional written documentation from your educational program if your transcript does not reflect the Board’s educational requirements. We will contact you if this is the case.
  • Pursuant to G.L. c. 30A, s. 13A and G.L. c. 62C, s. 47A, the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure is required to obtain your SSN and forward it to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The Department of Revenue will use your SSN to ascertain whether or not you are in compliance with Massachusetts tax laws (G.L. c. 62C, s. 47A) and child support laws (G.L. c. 119A, s.16).

Contact for Apply for APRN authorization

250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Board of Registration in Nursing 617-973-0984
Board of Registration in Nursing - SARP 617-887-8786

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