DPH: APRN Licensure Requirements

APRN Licensure Requirements


Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.

In order to be eligible for advanced practice registered nurse licensure, an individual must meet the following requirements:

Hold a current Connecticut registered nurse license;

Hold and maintain current certification as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthetist from one of the following national organizations:

American Nurses Credentialing Center;

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties;

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board;

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists ;

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners;

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation; or

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses;  

Have successfully completed thirty (30) hours of education in pharmacology for advanced nursing practice;  

Hold a master’s degree in nursing or in a related field recognized for certification as a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist or a nurse anesthetist by one of the above recognized certifying bodies.  Individuals who received initial certification by one of the requisite national certifying bodies prior to December 31, 1994, need not meet this requirement.

Documentation Requirements

Individuals must arrange for submission of the following directly from the source to this office: 

A completed application with photograph and fee of $200.00.  The fee may be in the form of a check or money order made payable to "Treasurer, State of Connecticut"  Please select this link to submit your application online.  If you hold a current CT RN license and don't recall your user ID and password to login to the system, please send an email to dph.nursingteam@ct.gov and request it.  Please confirm your date of birth in your request.

Official verification of current certification by one of the above-mentioned national certifying agencies (This office can obtain verification of AANA certification online.  Please provide your certification number in the space provided on the application);

Official verification of successful completion of at least thirty (30) hours of instruction in pharmacology for advanced nursing practice, sent by the issuing institution directly to this office.  Please select this link for the required form.  This verification should be completed by the Dean or Director of the post-basic nursing educational program or, if applicable, by the director of a post-graduate program for advanced practice registered nurses in which pharmacology coursework was completed.

Official transcript of post basic nursing education, sent directly from the educational institution to this office.

Verification of all licenses held, current or expired, from each state in which the applicant is or was licensed as nurse practitioner.  Please select this link for the required form.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing's Nursys System verifies electronically licenses issued by several states.  Please select this link for a list of Nursys participating states. You may register for verifications for Nursys participating states online.  

All supporting documents should be forwarded directly from the source to: 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

APRN Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone:  (860) 509-7603

Fax: (860) 707-1981

Email:  dph.nursingteam@ct.gov

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