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Advanced Practice Provider Toolkit: Kentucky


Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) such as Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are professionals trained, certified, and licensed to perform such functions as history taking, physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment of commonly encountered medical problems.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing regulates NPs: https://kbn.ky.gov/Practice/Pages/APRN-Independent-Practice.aspx

To practice as a NP in Kentucky, a current Kentucky APRN license, including a current national certification in a KBN approved population foci that is on file with the Board are required. The NP is required to have a collaborative agreement with a supervising physician for prescribing medications. After four (4) years practicing under the…

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