APRN Graduate Nurse Temporary Practice Provision

IMPORTANT

 

Pursuant to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7V APRN graduate nurses can continue to practice under appropriate supervision for the duration of the declared public health emergency.

 

A Connecticut licensed registered nurse who holds a master's degree in nursing or in a related field recognized for certification as either a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, or a nurse anesthetist by one of the certifying bodies may practice for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days after the date of graduation, provided such graduate advanced practice registered nurse is working in a hospital, private physician's office or other organization under the supervision of a licensed physician or a licensed advanced practice registered nurse, such hospital or other organization has verified that the graduate advanced practice registered nurse has applied to sit for the national certification examination and the graduate advanced practice registered nurse is not authorized to prescribe or dispense drugs.  In the event that the graduate nurse does not successfully complete the certification examination, such graduate advanced practice registered nurse privileges shall automatically cease.