Center for Advanced Practice Nursing and Allied Health

Prescriptive Responsibility

The purpose of the webpage is to assist the advanced practice provider in accessing current information and resources that support safe and appropriate prescriptive practices, especially of controlled substances.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Certificates

DEA Home Page 

Initial Applications

Renewal Application

Click here to update personal information or request changes to certificate:              

Click here to validate your current DEA certificate: 

Click here to view Controlled Substance Schedules and Definitions

Click here for the DEA Misappropriation Algorithm

Practitioner Profiles

Tennessee (TN) Board of Nursing Homepage 

  1. Required information on Practitioner Profiles

    Click here for APNs and select "Practitioner Profiles" Tab

    Click here for PAs and select "Practitioner Profiles" Tab

  2. Click here to view your Practitioner Profile (both APNs and PAs):

    This site provides License Verification and contains your name, city/state, profession, license #, license status, expiration date w or w/o certification).

    Click on “View Practitioner Profile” in the right margin to view supervising physicians, education, certifications, faculty appointments, disciplinary actions, awards and publications.

  3. FOR APNs ONLY:   Click here to add and/or delete a supervising physician or practice site:

(You must print the document, make changes, and mail to Tennessee Board of Nursing (mailing address at top of form).

  1. FOR APNs and PAsClick here to make other significant changes to your Practitioner Profile: 

Laws, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

Rules TN Board of Nursing

  • Chapter 1000-04 Advanced Practice Nurses and Certificates of Fitness to Prescribe

Rules of TN Board of Medical Examiner:

  • Chapter 0880-6  Rules and Regulations governing utilization and supervision of services of Nurse Practitioner/Prescription Writer