I am already licensed as an RN in California. I will be graduating from a Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program in May 2020 and have some questions about the process and I am hoping you can help me.
It was mentioned in my program we should apply for our license early; the California BRN has an alert on their page that reads, “In order to furnish (prescribe) drugs and devices to patients, you must submit an application for a Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number together with your Nurse Practitioner Application.” Should I wait until I pass my ANCC and have all my documents before I apply?
Do I have to turn 3 applications: a NP application, a furnishing license application, and a Psychiatric mental health nurse application? Or do I just need to turn in the NP application and furnishing license application?
If I need to wait to apply; when should I request the transcripts and verification form the form from the school and ANCC? Transcripts sometimes take weeks; what happens if I request those and they arrive before you get my applications?
For the Application for the listing as a psychiatric/mental health nurse: I’m not sure what I should put for Page 7, Question E. “Supervised Clinical Experience in Psychiatric/Mental Health Counseling.” It seems like this is independent from my clinical experience which will be verified by the ANCC certification.
Beginning and end dates
Supervisor’s name and profession
Briefly describe the nature of your clinical experience and state where it was obtained
Do I just need to list one of my preceptors for this question?