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Help! I've tried calling & emailing the BRN & I've searched on line & I'm still confused about getting a CA NP furnishing number. I get the advanced pharm coursework requirement but what I haven't found an answer to is whether having worked well over 520 hrs as a prescribing NP in another state (Oregon) "counts" toward getting a furnishing number. Oregon doesn't require standard protocols (procedures - whatever CA calls them) or MD supervision. The Medical Director where I worked has moved on but I was thinking maybe I could hunt him down and ask him to sign something about being my supervisor for X amount of time (which is true) ... but could this even work w/o the standard pro.'s?
Does anyone know or have dealt with this or know who I could contact who might know?
I asked the advanced practice coordinator at the Oregon Board of Nursing - a state small enough that we've actually met in person - what Oregon NPs do if they move to California. Her answer: "They don't."
Hi there! I am a NP who recently moved to California from Michigan. I totally understand your frustration. But rest assured that it is not that hard to go through the process of getting a furnishing number if you are an experienced NP as I already went through the process myself. Yes, getting the 520 hours of "Supervised Furnishing" experience from out of state do count towards fulfilling the California requirement. All I did was I ask my former boss/collaborating physician in Michigan to fill out the application form that you can download from the website. The form requires the physician's signature, practice address, and license number. I didn't have any issues with having the physician sign the form for me. For the "Advanced Pharm" coursework requirement, I had my ACNP program director fill out the form. My NP program meets the 3 credit hours of Pharmacology required by California. You will also have to send copies of NP Scope of Practice from the state you are originating from including provisions for prescripitve authority. It took less than a month to get the Furnishing License once I mailed everything together but that's probably because I already had a California RN and NP license when I sent the application for a Furnishing License.
And just as an aside, your Furnishing License will indicate whether you can furnish Narcotics. In California, you have to submit a DEA Certificate in order to do this. You will need to apply for a new DEA Certificate for California separate from Oregon. The good thing about getting a DEA in California is that all you have to do is apply for one on-line. There are no other documentations required to support your application whereas in Michigan I had to submit a copy of my Collaborative Agreement.