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
Abandonment of Patients
Advisory Opinion Process
Analgesia: By Catheter Techniques* Epidural, Intrathecal, Interpleural, Perineural
Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
Decision Tree
Dual Profession and Dual Health Care Licensure/Certification
Epidural Analgesia By Nurse Anesthetist
Medical Esthetic Procedures Performed by Licensed Nurses
Nurse Practitioner Description of Role and Functions
Off Label Prescribing Drugs, Devices and Therapeutics
Treating Self Family and Others

Unprofessional Conduct

Arizona State Board of Nursing - Nursing Regulatory Journal
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Working Together to Promote NCSBN Nursys e-Notify
Working Together to Promote NCSBN Nursys e-Notify Want to learn more about how NCSBN can help you promote NCSBN Nursys e-Notify in your jurisdiction? ...
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
NCSBN Makes Substance Use Disorder Educational Courses Free to Nurses and Nursing Students
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN Board of Directors has voted to provide NCSBN courses “Understanding Substance Use Disorder in N...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Fingerprint Card Policy Change
Our fingerprint card policy has recently changed. If you have not received a fingerprint card from the Arizona State Board of Nursing you may go to an...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Consent Agreement and Order Training - Thursday, August 31, 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...


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.