APRN Consensus Model


With over 267,000 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in the U.S, APRNs represent a powerful force in the health care system. The Consensus Model provides guidance for states to adopt uniformity in the regulation of APRN roles. The target date to complete that work is 2015. Today, many states have adopted portions of the Model elements but there still may be variation from state to state.  As long as regulatory requirements differ from state to state, each state border represents an obstacle to portability - potentially preventing access to professionals and access to care. The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation has the potential to harness this power by outlining regulatory requirements in licensure, accreditation, certification, and education that should be adopted by every state. (Source:


The APRN Consensus Model is supported by over 41 professional organizations, including the AANP, ANCC, ANA, and National Council of State Boards of Nursing.


This website has been designed using the APRN consensus model language so our organization is above the curve as the consensus model is fully implemented in Tennessee.


The supporting documents and videos below will answer most of your questions about this initiative.  Please review these documents to understand this initiative and to prepare for the national implementation of the APRN Consensus Model.  Visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for more information.


APRN Consensus Model - Full Report


APRN Consensus Model FAQs






Notice and Formulary

Mandatory Practitioner Profile Questionnaire


Just a reminder to APRNs with a certificate of fitness to prescribe who are practicing in Tennessee, it is mandatory and congruent with state law that you maintain proper notice with the state at all times.  An APRN should have a complete Notice and Formulary on file with the Tennessee Board of Nursing (TBON) for every supervising physician you have a relationship with.  For example, if an APRN is working among two seperate practices, the APRN should have a notice and formulary on file for each of the supervising physicians.  Additionally, if an APRN is working in a practice where another physician may assume responsibility as the APRNs supervising physician when the APRNs main supervising physician is unavailable (such as during vacations, leave of absence, etc), the APRN should have a notice and formulary on file for the substitute physician as well.  In addition, anytime a supervisory relationship changes or is no longer valid (such as switching to a different supervising physician or leaving a practice all together), a notice and formulary should be submitted to reflect these changes to the TBON. The TBON will update the APRNs mandatory practitioner profile with notice and formulary changes as they receive completed notice and formulary forms so there is no need to submit a new mandatory practitioner profile when your supervising physicians relationships change.  However, please remember you are required by law to submit a new mandatory practitioner profile if any other information contained on the questionnaire changes.  Mandatory practitioner profile edits should be submitted within 30 days of the change.  You will find both forms below.  Please visit the Tennessee Board of Nursing for further information.


Advanced Practice Nurse Notice and Formulary

Mandatory Practitioner Profile Questionnaire


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