A nurse practitioner, is a registered professional nurse who has earned the authority to diagnose and treat illness and physical conditions and to perform therapeutic and corrective measures within a specialty area of practice through master’s degree preparation in that specialty area. The Nurse Practitioner practices autonomously once a collaborative agreement has been established between the nurse practitioner and a physician in the appropriate specialty area.
An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a nurse practitioner in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/.
The fee for a certificate in each nurse practitioner specialty area is $85. ($50 certificate application fee plus a $35 fee for initial registration.)
In 2010, there were 1,102 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 1,163 licenses issued for this occupation.
New York State Education Department
Division of Professional Licensing Services
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 280
Fax: (518) 474-3706
29-1171 - Nurse Practitioner
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).
American Nurses Association
600 Maryland Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20024-2571
Phone: (202) 651-7000
New York State Nurses Association
46 Cornell Road
Latham, New York 12110
Phone: (518) 782-9400
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 10/9/12.
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