Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses licensed by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and authorized to provide health care services directly to patients within their scope of practice. Physician supervision is not required in the state of Arizona and Nurse Practitioners are issued their own prescribing licenses. For those patients requiring services outside the Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice (e.g. extensive surgery, unusual medical conditions, etc.),
Nurse Practitioners refer patients to appropriate clinicians. Nurse Practitioners have advanced specialized education, including a masters degree from accredited colleges or universities, and are required to pass a board examination. In addition, Nurse Practitioners may obtain certifications in specific fields, by establishing their experience and passing competency exams.