I am applying for my DEA as an adult geriatric nurse practitioner. I cannot find the answer anywhere-
when applying for your DEA do you have to have a collaborative prescriptive agreement in order to get the DEA #? when I go through the application process it does not look like it allows me to supply anyting. however in the directions it says that it is necessary.
Do I go ahead and get it anyway? most jobs will not hire you unless you already have a DEA. So I'm confused as to, do I get the prescriptive agreement first before getting the DEA, or vice versa