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Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council

What year was the Arizona Nurse practice act was modernized to give NPs full practice authority?


The first NP was certified in 1973, she was a PNP Ann Louse Furrow. She was granted prescribing and dispensing in 1985. (P&D was granted through pharmacy statutes in 1984. NPs began prescribing in Arizona In 1984, they had to have a designated collaborating physician until 2001 at which time NPs became independent.