RN PLUS APRN Licensure Information
To Prescribe Nonscheduled Legend Drugs in Kentucky you must:
- Obtain a RN and APRN License in KY.
- Enter into a Collaborative Agreement for Prescriptive Authority for Nonscheduled legend drugs (CAPA-NS) with a physician licensed in KY, by completing the required Common Collaborative Agreement Form [PDF Format - 100KB]
- Submit Notification of a CAPA-NS form to the KBN APRN Licensure Coordinator
- To get an update on the status of processing by KBN, review the Online Validation page on the KBN website. You will not receive direct communication about your status.
Ensure that your CAPA-NS is on file with the KBN and/or ensure that
To Prescribe Controlled Substances in Kentucky you must:
- Have been licensed /registered/certified as an APRN for at least one year.
- Enter into a CAPA-CS with a physician licensed in KY. CAPA-CS template may be obtained from:
CAPA-CS [PDF Format - 96KB].
- Submit a Notification of a CAPA-CS form [PDF Format - 96KB] to the KBN Licensure Coordinator.
- Submit a copy of all DEA registrations currently held in all states
- Fax to: 502-429-3336
- Email to: Ruby.King@ky.gov
- Mail to:
- APRN Licensure Coordinator
- Kentucky Board of Nursing
- 312 Whittington Parkway
- Suite 300
- Louisville, KY 40222
- To get an update on the status of processing by KBN, review the Online Validation on the KBN website. You will not receive direct communication about your status.
- Obtain and maintain registration with Kentucky II Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System (KASPER) account
- Notify KBN immediately of any Rescission of a CAPA-CS [PDF Format - 88KB]. Form may be completed by either the APRN or physician.
- Notify KBN immediately of any practice site address changes [PDF Format - 24KB]. Use this form only when the physical address of the practice changes NOT when rescinding a current CAPA-CS agreement.
Additional APRN Collaborative Agreement Forms
NOTE: When submitting the Notification of a CAPA-CS form to KBN you must provide a copy of your DEA license when received.
Required Legal Title for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
(1) APRN is the legal, licensure title for all NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and qualifying CNSs. (KRS 314.042). That title should always be used by any currently licensed APRN. It should precede any certification title such as FNP or CRNA, if the person wants to use those credentials.
(2) The academic degree (MSN, Ph.D., DNP, etc.) may be used; it is not required. If it is used, there is no law on where it is placed, i.e. before or after licensure title of APRN. An individual who holds a doctoral degree should be aware of KRS 164.298(2) and KRS 311.375 which state that if a person uses the title Doctor or Dr., they must also use their doctoral credentials, i.e. DNP.
KBN Recognized APRN Certification Population Foci
KBN recognizes the following population foci designations:
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
- Certified Nurse Midwife
|Adult (Acute & Primary Care)
||Acute Care - (Across the Lifespan)
|Adult Gerontology (Acute & Primary Care)
|Pediatric (Acute & Primary Care)
|| Child/Adol Psych Mental Health
|Adult Psych Mental Health
||Adult Psych Mental Health
|Family Psych Mental Health (Across the Lifespan)
||Psych Mental Health (Across the Lifespan)
Currently licensed Kentucky APRNs who fail to continually renew APRN licensure and national certification in community health, critical care, oncology and/or school population foci will be unable to reinstate APRN licensure in those foci.
Note: KBN is now able to reflect two population foci on our online validation. If you are certified in more than one population foci, you may send that information to KBN via fax to 502-429-3336.
Proof of certification and recertification may be mailed emailed or faxed to KBN at:
Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222
Fax to: 502-782-2752
Email to: Ruby.King@ky.gov