State law restricts patient access to nurse practitioner (NP) care. State licensure law requires physician supervision for at least one element of NP practice.
TN ADC 0880-06-.02
NP practice is regulated by the Board of Nursing (BON).
T. C. A. § 63-7-207
Requirements include an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
TN ADC 1000-04-.03
In addition to CE hours required for national certification, those with prescriptive authority must maintain additional CE hours in controlled substance prescribing. See the BON for details.
TN ADC 1000-4-.05
NPs are not permitted to join medical staffs.
TN ADC 1200-08-01-.06
NPs are defined in law as Primary Care Providers.
TN ADC 1200-13-13-.01
*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state Board of Nursing for current information.
**Medical Staff Membership refers to governing and voting privileges and is not reflective of clinical or admitting privileges within institutions.
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Updated November 25, 2019