Apply for APRN prescriptive authority

Once you obtain your advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) authorization from the Board of Registration in Nursing, you may apply for prescriptive practice. This allows you to prescribe as a part of your overall practice.

Board of Registration in Nursing

The Details of Apply for APRN prescriptive authority

What you need for Apply for APRN prescriptive authority

You must have Board authorization as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse to apply for prescriptive authority.  Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) are not allowed by Massachusetts law to register for prescriptive authority.  
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Before you can prescribe, you must:

How to apply Apply for APRN prescriptive authority

  1. Complete the MA Controlled Substance Registration application.
  2. Complete the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration application

  1. Call Department of Public Health Bureau of Health Professions Licensure Drug Control Program at (617) 973-0949 to request a Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) application.
  2. Call Drug Enforcement Administration at (888) 272-5174 to request an application.

Contact for Apply for APRN prescriptive authority

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