I am wondering if there are any PMHNPs out there who can give me some info on scope of practice and licensing state to state? I am a BSN nurse applying to go back for my MSN in mental health and I mainly want to do counseling and definitely want to have prescription privledges. Anyone know states that do or don't allow this? I don't want to have to be working under someone else to have these abilities. Any advice appreciated! Also, Does a clinical nurse specialist degree change anything as opposed to NP?