States Categorized by TypeNurse 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.
Reduced 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.
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.
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- Regulatory Structure: Full Practice
- Regulatory Agency: Board of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
- Licensure Requirements: RN license, graduate degree, and national certification.
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practice Act
- NP Organization Members
- State Policy Fact Sheet (members only, please log in)