There are many paths to becoming a nurse in Tennessee. The one you take will mostly depend on the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The more education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.
In addition to nursing salaries in Tennessee, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Tennessee nursing licenses on this page. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in healthcare, it’s sometimes difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Tennessee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
In Tennessee, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists may apply for prescriptive authority for controlled substances under schedule II to V in collaboration with physicians, according to the Rules of The Tennessee Board of Nursing.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) in Tennessee
Education: Advanced practice nursing education at post-basic professional nursing level with master’s or higher degree in a nursing specialty.
Examination: Varies according to prerequisite national certification
Certification Required: Varies according to specialty area, but must include current, unencumbered Registered Nurse license
Fees: No initial application fee
Renewal: Advance Practice Nurse licenses in Tennessee expire biennially. Two hours of continuing education on prescribing controlled substances are required for renewal.