The state’s duty to protect those who receive nursing care is the basis for a nursing license. Safe, competent nursing practice is grounded in the law as written in the state nurse practice act (NPA) and the state rules/regulations. Together the NPA and rules/regulations guide and govern nursing practice.
When using this tool, the links will direct you to the state board of nursing website where you can locate the NPA via the state statute or code. The rules/regulations are found in the sections or chapters of the state administrative code.
Select a jurisdiction from the drop-down list below to obtain a specific jurisdiction’s nurse practice act and rules. If you need assistance contact us.