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Puerto Rico

Information and Resources for Puerto Rico NPs

Practice Information

State Policy Fact Sheet

A quick, printable look at the details of practicing in Puerto Rico, like CE requirements and authorizations.

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Regulatory Structure

Regulatory Agency

Licensure Requirements

  • Requirements include an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.

Nurse Practice Act

  • Nurse Practice Act

AANP in Puerto Rico

AANP Region

Puerto Rico is a part of AANP Region 2, which includes NJ, NY and Puerto Rico.

Regional Compensation Brief

This report provides a regional snapshot of NP compensation and benefits in Region 2.

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Your Regional Director

Colleen Walsh-IrwinColleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP, ANP-BC, AACC, EBP-C, FAANP

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Your State Liaison

Mildred Negron Puerto Rico State Liaison

Mildred Negron, DNP, FNP-BC, CCRN

2024 State Award for Excellence Recipients

The NP State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual NP in each state who has demonstrated excellence in NP clinical practice.

  • Puerto Rico Nurse Practitioner recipient: Paloma Ortiz

The Advocate State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs. Past recipients have included educators, legislators and physicians. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs.

  • Puerto Rico Advocate recipient: Luis Cabrera-De la Mata

Learn more about the AANP State Award for Excellence and how you can nominate a worthy NP or NP advocate.

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State Legislation Tracking Center

AANP members have access to tracking state policy in all 50 states and U.S. territories. See what policy items are currently active in your state and discover what’s happening across the country when it comes to modernizing licensure, improving access to care and addressing patient care needs.

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