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You just graduated from a nursing program — now you need to apply for a license in Massachusetts.
If you have a nursing license in another state, you have to submit an application by reciprocity to get licensed in Massachusetts.
You graduated from a program preparing you for practice as an APRN. You have successfully completed the certification process in one or more clinical categories (CNP, CNM, CRNA, PCNS, CNS). Now you can apply for Board authorization to practice.
Once you obtain your 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.
If your Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification expires or is re-issued, you must inform the Board of Registration in Nursing.
Your RN license and APRN authorization expires at 11:59PM on your birthday in even numbered years. Your LPN licenses expires at 11:59PM on your birthday in odd numbered years.
The Board has a modified renewal process for the renewal of expired nursing licenses if you are also licensed outside of Massachusetts and have been disciplined in another jurisdiction.
You may need a certified statement of licensure from one of the health profession Boards of Registration to obtain licensure in another state.

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