State Practice Environment
Nurse practice laws and regulations are specific to each state. Check out AANP’s quick reference guide below for licensure and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details, for all 50 states and the U.S. Territories.
Reduced Practice: State practice and licensure law reduce the ability of nurse practitioners to engage in at least one element of NP practice. State requires a regulated collaborative agreement with an outside health discipline in order for the NP to provide patient care.
Restricted Practice: State practice and licensure law restricts the ability of a nurse practitioner to engage in at least one element of NP practice. State requires supervision, delegation or team-management by an outside health discipline in order for the NP to provide patient care.
District of Columbia
- Regulatory Structure: Reduced Practice
- Regulatory Agency: Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
- Licensure Requirements: RN license, graduate degree, and national certification.
- Nurse Practice Act
- NP Organization Members