Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

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MS Nurse Practitioner Graduate Programs - (MS and MSN Nursing Programs):

DIVISION OF NURSING, W-910 MS UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN
COLUMBUS, MS 39701
Phone: (662) 329-7299
www.muw.edu

SCHOOL OF NURSING ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY
P O BOX 18399
NATCHEZ, MS 39121
Phone: (601) 304-4300
www.alcorn.edu

SCHOOL OF NURSING
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY
BOX 3343
CLEVELAND, MS 39733
Phone: (662) 846-4268
www.deltast.edu

SCHOOL OF NURSING UNIV OF MS MEDICAL CENTER
2500 N STATE ST
JACKSON, MS 39216-4505
Phone: (601) 984-6220
www.umsmed.edu

SCHOOL OF NURSING UNIV OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
BOX 5095
HATTIESBURG, MS 39406-5095
Phone: (601) 266-5871
www.usm.edu

Controlled Substance Prescriptive Authority
The Board of Nursing may grant controlled substance prescriptive authority in entirety Schedules II through V.

APRNs may prescribe any schedule of controlled substance after the following has occurred:

  1. Has completed the 720 hours monitored practice requirement
  2. The APRN has requested Mississippi Board of Nursing Controlled Substance Prescriptive Authority*;
  3. The APRN has registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA);
  4. The APRN has received a Uniform Controlled Substances Registration Certificate from the DEA.
  5. Submitted a $100.00 fee for this privilege

* An application for controlled substance prescriptive authority is located on this site at Licensure - Applications - APRNs - Initial, Reinstatement and Renewal, Section 3, A-F.

Note:

  • The APRN may be granted controlled substance privilege provided the nurse practitioner has graduated from a​n accredited school of nursing, a masters program or higher which contained a separate pharmacology course, and then the APRN is eligible to apply for controlled substance privilege. These will be granted as Class II-V inclusive only with all the appropriate fees due to both the Board of Nursing and the DEA.
  • You are no longer required to submit a letter of justification for the privilege.
  • You are no longer required to take any additional classes provided that at each renewal cycle you have two (2) credits that are related to prescription of controlled medications.

 

Certification and Licensure Applications
In order to be licensed as an APRN in the state of Mississippi you must have:

  • Graduated from a nationally approved school of nursing with a masters degree or higher;
  • Taken and passed a national certification exam in the area of your practice;
  • Submitted an initial application with all appropriate documents approved prior to practicing;
  • Completed a 720 hours residency that was monitored by either a licensed physician or certified APRN and evidence of this must be submitted to the Board of Nursing and accepted in order to begin unmonitored practice and be eligible to apply for controlled substance privilege;
  • Application renewed every two (2) years October - December of even numbered years.