State law restricts patient access to 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.
TN ADC 0880-06-.01
State law requires an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
In addition to CE hours required for national certification, NPs with prescriptive authority must maintain additional CE hours in controlled substance prescribing. See the Board of Nursing 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’s 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.
Updated November 2017