An Advanced Practice (AP) nurse is defined as a Registered Nurse Practitioner (RNP), a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Applications & Forms

Applications and forms for applying for Advanced Practice Certification can be found on the Applications & Forms page.

Other Resources

Certification Requirements

Nurse Practitioners

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Temporary Certification

Prescribing and Dispensing Authority

Advisory Opinions

Document Title Updated
Abandonment of Patients 09/2012
Advisory Opinion Process 07/2012
Analgesia: By Catheter Techniques* Epidural, Intrathecal, Interpleural, Perineural 09/2011
Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Chronic Pain 07/2012
Decision Tree 01/2013
Dual Profession and Dual Health Care Licensure/Certification 03/2012
Epidural Analgesia By Nurse Anesthetist 01/2003
Medical Esthetic Procedures Performed by Licensed Nurses 03/2015
Nurse Practitioner Description of Role and Functions 01/2009
Off Label Prescribing Drugs, Devices and Therapeutics 04/2014
Treating Self Family and Others 01/0001

Unprofessional Conduct

Arizona State Board of Nursing - Nursing Regulatory Journal
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Consent Agreement and Order Training - Wednesday, June 8, 2016
For people who have signed an agreement or who are considering signing an agreement with the Board of Nursing, please attend a Consent Agreement/Order...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
CDC Releases New Painkiller Prescriptions Guidelines
Guidelines encourage non-opioid therapy as the preferred method of chronic pain treatment to combat growing, national opioid epidemic. Read More
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Notice to Nursing and Employers - Licensure Renewal
Notice to Nursing and Employers - Licensure Renewal (PDF)
Monday, April 04, 2016
DEA to Hold Next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in April
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced another opportunity for consumers to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the...


Statement of locations where all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing will be posted.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona State Board of Nursing will post all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing Meetings and any of its committees and subcommittees on the Board's website at Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.