Nurse PractitionerThis document provides useful information for nurse practitioners.
A nurse practitioner is an RN (registered professional nurse) who has earned a special certification through additional education and experience. Nurse practitioners may diagnose, treat, and prescribe within their specialty area of practice. This must be done in collaboration with a licensed physician qualified to collaborate in the specialty involved in accordance with their approved written practice agreement and protocols. Nurse practitioner specialty areas include: Adult Health; College Health; Community Health; Family Health; Gerontology; Neonatology; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Oncology; Pediatrics; Perinatology; Psychiatry; School Health; Women's Health.
To obtain a license application or information, contact the NYS Education Department, Office of the Professions or visit their website. The website provides a summary of the requirements for licensure or certification, links to applicable laws and regulations, as well as the required application forms.