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Q. Where do I find the CRNP regulations?
A. Click Here
Q. How do I get an NP license in Pennsylvania?
A. RN and CRNP licensure information can be found on the State Board of Nursing website, (under Licensure Information link).
Q. How do I get Prescriptive Authority?
A. Download and complete the forms on the BON's updated website. The prescriptive authority information includes the current application form, pharmacology course verification form, and the Board-approved Collaborative Agreement Form (which is on pages 5 and 6).
Q. What happens if I need to make changes to my collaborative agreement?
A. The Prescriptive Authority Collaborative Agreement Change Form must be submitted for:
Q. What are the fees for CRNP licensure and prescriptive authority?
A. Summary of Fee Schedule
The following fees are charged by the Board:
Q. How do I renew my NP license and prescriptive authority?
A. In Pennsylvania we have an RN "license" and CRNP "certification" from the state, not a 2nd license, even though it is commonly referred to as a CRNP license. This should not be confused with national certification which is required to get a new CRNP "license" effective 2/05.
Q. What are the new requirements for continuing education for CRNPs?
A. The continuing education regulations for CRNPs were finalized on Dec. 4, 2004.
"Beginning with the April 30, 2007 renewal, CRNPs will be required to verify that they have completed at least 30 hours of continuing education in the two years preceding the renewal (from April 30, 2005 to April 30, 2007). CRNPs renewing in April and October 2005 and April and October 2006 will not be required to show that they have completed 30 hours of continuing education in the previous biennium. However, CRNPs renewing in 2005 and 2006 should begin to accumulate continuing education hours from Board-approved providers following the renewal, so that they will have completed 30 hours within the two-year period preceding their next biennial renewal."
Q. What CE programs are approved by the BON?
A. According to the regulations, the following continuing education providers are approved:
The 16 hours of pharmacology continuing education needs to specify pharmacology. Most NP conferences now split out the number of hours that are pharmacology. The AMA's CME (ACCME) is not able to do that.
Q. Where do I find the regulations for Long Term Care Nursing Facilities?
Q. How can I conduct research/collect data?
A. PCNP supports APRN research and quality improvement initiatives to advance the health of our nation. An important part of professional practice is supporting and engaging in research and quality improvement projects that promote the advancement of clinical practice for APRN’s and improve the health and quality of life of our patients. Opportunities to conduct such activities are available in three ways, including:
If you are interested in conducting research, please download and review the PCNP Research and Data Collection Policy. All research proposals must be submitted electronically, using this policy. Validation of the proposal will be made by the PCNP Research Committee. If approved, at the time of approval, the researcher will receive details and instruction to process payment.