New York

For LPN licensure:

For RN licensure:

For APRN Certificate and Registration Certificate:

Nurse Practitioner:

NYSED certifies NPs to practice in the following specialty practice areas: Acute Care, Adult Health, College Health, Community Health, Family Health, Gerontology, Holistic Care, Neonatology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Palliative Care, Perinatology, Psychiatry, School Health, and Women's Health.

To become certified and registered by NYSED as an NP, you must:

Clinical Nurse Specialist:

NYSED certifies clinical nurse specialists to practice in the following specialty practice areas: Adult Health, Oncology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry/Mental Health.

To become certified and registered by NYSED as a CNS, you must:

Licensed Midwife:

  1. Education: satisfactorily;
    1. complete educational preparation (degree or diploma granting) for the practice of nursing, followed by or concurrently with educational preparation for the practice of midwifery in accordance with the commissioner's regulations, or
    2. submit evidence of license or certification, the educational preparation for which is determined by the department to be equivalent to the foregoing, from any state or country, satisfactory to the department and in accordance with the commissioner's regulations, or
    3. complete a program determined by the department to be equivalent to the foregoing and in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
  2. Examination: pass an examination satisfactory to the department and in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
  3. Age: be at least twenty-one years of age.
  4. Character: be of good moral character as determined by the department.
  5. Citizenship or immigration status: be a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA):

In order to practice as a CRNA in New York, candidates must:

To maintain certification, at least 40 hours of continuing education are required every two years.

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