RN Prescribing FAQ

This resource will answer frequently asked questions that NSCN receives on RN Prescribing, such as:

  • How will NSCN uphold public safety with the introduction of RN prescribing?
  • What is an RN prescriber?
  • What is the difference between an RN prescriber and a nurse practitioner?
  • Will the RN prescriber role replace the nurse practitioner’s role in prescribing?
  • What medications are RNs able to prescribe?
  • Once authorized to prescribe, can an RN prescriber prescribe for any client or in any care area?

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