State Licensure Guide for Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner’s scope of practice are the procedures, actions and processes that the NP is permitted to undertake under the terms of his or her professional licensure. The scope of practice for nurse practitioners is changing quickly in many states. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is tracking these changes closely. The AANP classifies states in three categories; full practice, reduced practice, and restricted practice. Over 20 states have enacted a model of “full practice” for nurse practitioners as of 2019. This means that the nurse practitioner practices exclusively under the authority of the state nursing board, and not a physician. State laws in the other two categories either reduce or restrict a nurse practitioner’s practice and/or require collaborative agreements with another healthcare provider.

Due to constant change, please check the AANP and/or the individual state nursing board for direction on licensure and scope of practice.

Visit AANP or the individual boards.

https://www.aanp.org/practice/practice-information-by-state

https://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Suite 250, 770 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 1-800-656-5318
Fax: 1-334-293-5201

abn@abn.alabama.gov

Alaska Board of Nursing
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811

Physical Address:
(No USPS mail delivery)
333 Willoughby AVE, 9th FL
State Office Building
Juneau, AK 99801-1770

Phone: (907) 465-2550
Fax: (907) 465-2974

Arizona Board of Nursing
1740 W. Adams St. Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602) 771-7800

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204

Phone: (501) 686-2700
Fax: (501) 686-2714

California Board of Registered Nursing
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244

Phone: (916) 322-3350

Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-2430
Fax: (303) 894-2821

Email: dora_nursingboard@state.co.us

Connecticut Board Examiners for Nursing
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Phone: (860) 509-7603 – Menu Option 2
Fax: (860) 509-8457

Delaware Board of Nursing
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711
customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov

DC Board of Nursing
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 442-5955
Fax: (202) 442-4795
TTY: 711
Email: doh@dc.gov

Florida Board of Nursing
Department of Health
Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252

Phone: (850) 245-4125
FAX: (850) 617-6460

Georgia Board of Nursing
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Phone: (844) 753-7825

Hawaii Board of Nursing
DCCA-PVL Att: BON
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Phone: (808) 586-2695
Email: nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov

Idaho Board of Nursing
PO Box 83720
280 N 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, Idaho 83720

Phone: (208) 577-2476 and TDD Phone – (800) 377-3529

Illinois Board of Nursing
320 West Washington, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Phone: (888) 473-4858

Indiana Board of Nursing
Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 234-2043
Fax: (317) 233-4236

Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685

Phone: (515) 281-3255
Fax: (515) 281-4825

Kansas Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: (785) 296-4929
Fax: (785) 296-3929

Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: (502) 429-3300
Fax: (502) 429-3311

Louisiana Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Phone: (225) 755-7500
Fax: (225) 755-7584

Maine Board of Nursing
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 287-1133
Fax: (207) 287-1149

Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Phone: (410) 585-1900
Fax: (410) 358-3530

Massachusetts Board of Nursing
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 973-0900
Fax: (617) 973-0984

Michigan Board of Nursing
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Professional Licensing
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 241- 0199

Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: (612) 317-3000
Fax: (612) 617-2190

Mississippi Board of Nursing
713 Pear Orchard Road, 3rd Floor
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: (601) 957-6300
Fax: (601) 957-6301

Missouri Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573) 751-0681
Fax: (573) 751-0075

Montana Board of Nursing
Board of Nursing
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

Phone: (406) 444-6880

Nebraska Board of Nursing
Office of Nursing and Nursing Support, DHHS, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-4376
Fax: (402) 742-2360

Nevada Board of Nursing
5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502

Phone: (775) 687-7700
Fax: (775) 687-7707

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
121 S. Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 271-2323
Fax: (603) 271-6605

New Jersey Nursing Board
P.O. Box 45010, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: (973) 504-6430
Fax: (973) 648-3481

New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: (505) 841-8340
Fax: (505) 841-8347

New York State Board of Nursing
Education Building
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: (518) 474-3817, Ext. 120
Fax: (518) 474-3706

North Dakota Board of Nursing
919 S 7th St
Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881

Phone: 701-328-9777
Fax: 701-328-9785

Email: contactus@ndbon.org

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 660
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone: (405) 962-1800
Fax: (405) 962-1821

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97224

Phone: (971) 673-0685
Fax: (971) 673-0684

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Phone: (717) 783-7142
Fax: (717) 783-0822

Rhode Island State Board of Nursing
105 Cannon Building, Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 222-5700
Fax: (401) 222-3352

South Carolina Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: (803) 896-4550
Fax: (803) 896-4515

South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Avenue, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Phone: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768

Tennessee State Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 532-5166
Fax: (615) 741-7899

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 305-7400
Fax: (512) 305-7401

Utah State Board of Nursing
Heber M. Wells Building
4th Floor, 160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511

Vermont State Board of Nursing
Office of Professional Regulation
Board of Nursing
89 Main Street, Floor 3
Montpelier, VT 05620

Phone: (802) 828-2396
Fax: (802) 828-2484

Virginia Board of Nursing
Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233

Phone: (804) 367-4515
Fax: (804) 527-4455

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, Suite 203
South Charleston, WV 25303

Phone: (304) 744-0900 or (877) 743-6877
Fax: (304) 744-0600

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705

Phone: (608) 266-2112

Wyoming State Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: (307) 777-7601
Fax: (307) 777-3519

Virgin Islands Board of Nursing Licensure
#3 Kongens Gade (Government Hill)
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

Phone: (340) 774-7477
Fax: (340) 777-4003

*The information on this page is provided as a guide to assist you with high level information and is not 100% comprehensive. Visa status, state updates and other factors may impact the information provided. Please visit the state website for the state you are applying for to ensure you have all of the correct information.