Education

States Categorized by Type

Nurse practice laws and regulations are specific to each state. AANP’s interactive map below provides licensure and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details, for all 50 states and the U.S. Territories. Simply click on each state for details. 

 

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greenbulletFull Practice: State practice and licensure law provides for all nurse practitioners to evaluate patients, diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, initiate and manage treatments—including prescribe medications—under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing. This is the model recommended by the Institute of Medicine and National Council of State Boards of Nursing. 
yellowbulletReduced Practice
: State practice and licensure law reduces the ability of nurse practitioners to engage in at least one element of NP practice. State law requires a regulated collaborative agreement with an outside health discipline in order for the NP to provide patient care or limits the setting or scope of one or more elements of NP practice. 
redbulletRestricted 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.

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Full Practice

Alaska

Arizona

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Hawaii

Idaho

Iowa

Maine

Maryland

Minnesota

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Mexico

North Dakota

Oregon

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Vermont

Washington

Wyoming

CE Center

Over 150 CE activities – free to AANP members!

The CE Center is AANP’s online CE portal and home to a host of AANP-accredited online activities in a variety of formats including Virtual Journal Club. Most CE programs are free to current AANP members.

Visit About CE Center to learn more.

 

AANP CE Accreditation

Committed to upholding exemplary standards, AANP provides and accredits high–quality CE.

AANP–accredited programs must be educationally sound, relevant to NP practices and consistent with all AANP CE requirements.

Education Tools

AANP–developed tools and resources that are designed to keep NPs informed on important health issues and to assist them in educating their patients.

A variety of tools and resources are provided, including the popular patient education flipcharts. 

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