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
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Arizona State Board of Nursing Employment of Newly Licensed RN's 2014
In 2010, the Arizona State Board of Nursing became aware that some newly licensed RNs were not able to obtain employment. In response to this unantici...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Released
The final version of the Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines - a voluntary, consensus set of guidelines that promote best practices for prescribing ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
NLCA Fact Sheet for New Grads
Currently comprised of 24 member state boards of nursing, the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows a nurse (registered nurse [RN] or licensed practica...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Request for Medical Excuse from Jury Service - A.R.S. § 21-202
If a patient requests to be excused from jury service for reasons related to mental or physical conditions, Arizona law requires a written statement f...


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.