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.

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What you need for Apply for APRN prescriptive authority

You must have Board authorization as a certified nurse practitioner (CNP), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), certified nurse midwife (CNM), or pediatric clinical nurse specialist (PCNS) to apply for prescriptive authority. Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are not allowed by Massachusetts law to register for prescriptive authority.

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.

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