Hello i am now a BC NNP and I just got my first NP job!
Now, last year when I checked requirements for a furnishing license, the BRN required some supervised hours since I didn't have a job, I didn't apply for it.
Now that I have a job and went into the application, the hours are not required any longer. From previous post I have read that these hours are eliminated but I have also read that the physicians signature is still needed.
1. Where is the signature needed? I did not see a spot for the signature in the application. or
is it only needed in the clinical setting.
2. So that means I can just submit the application, my 50 dol and verification of the pharmacology course, that is what the current application says.
3. Did this just came into effect this year?
4. HOw about a DEA number, do I apply for it after my furnishing license, or at the same time?
Jan 9, '13
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number
The BRN issues a furnishing number to a nurse practitioner that allows him or her to "order" or furnish drugs and devices to patients using approved standardized procedures. A nurse practitioner with a furnishing number may obtain a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number if they want to order controlled substances as needed for patient care.
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number Application - CA Board of Nursing
Section 2836.3 of the Business and Professions Code requires that the Nurse Practitioner who wishes to furnish drugs and/or devices pursuant to Section 2836.1 have a California Board of Registered Nursing issued furnishing number. The number is renewable at the time of the applicant’s Registered Nursing (RN) license renewal. To be eligible for the furnishing number, the California Board of Registered Nursing certified Nurse Practitioner must have completed a California Board of Registered Nursing approved advanced pharmacology course. The advanced pharmacology course must be completed at any nationally accredited master’s or post-master’s level academic Nurse Practitioner program. Continuing Education course(s) are not acceptable to meet the Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number advanced pharmacology course requirement.
Further info in this AN Thread by juan de la cruz AN Guide
Obtaining a furnishing license - Nurse Practitioners (NP)
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 9, '13