State of CA CNS vs. NP - page 2

Are they the same in California? Does anyone know? Can CNS also prescribe meds, diagnose, etc?... Read More

  1. by   elkpark
    Quote from delphiniumRN
    I know the a CNS in psych can prescribe once they fufill all requirements.
    That depends on what state you're talking about ...
  2. by   delphiniumRN
    I thought the OP was from MA. You are absolutely right.
  3. by   Lorien_LPN
    In oklahoma CNS's can apply for prescriptive authority within their specialities
  4. by   dbb37128
    Does anyone know the status of CNS in Tennessee? I've tried to research this, but I cannot find specific wording that explains whether or not CNS have prescriptive authority, ability to diagnose, interpret tests, etc. I did find info that stated CNS were included in the APN category, but not much else info,

    Thanks,
    Deb
  5. by   traumaRUs
    If you can't find any info on the TN BON website (and I perused it too) you might need to call or email them.
  6. by   elkpark
    Quote from dbb37128
    Does anyone know the status of CNS in Tennessee? I've tried to research this, but I cannot find specific wording that explains whether or not CNS have prescriptive authority, ability to diagnose, interpret tests, etc. I did find info that stated CNS were included in the APN category, but not much else info,

    Thanks,
    Deb
    I know that psych CNSs are eligible for Rx authority (if they meet the educational requirements and apply for the expensive certificate from the TN BON), but I don't know if that applies to other specialties as well.

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