Last Reviewed: January 8th, 2023
The Maine State Board of Nursing is responsible for issuing licenses to registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to practice in Maine. The board recognizes four major roles for APRNs which are Nurse Practitioner (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
NPs make up for a greatest number of APRNs in Maine. These professionals are licensed to provide diagnosis and clinical management services, among others to members of a specific population focus. There are slight differences in the requirements for each APRN role but one of the general requirements is that you need to complete a post-basic preparatory program for your role that prepares you to attend to at least one population focus.
The board receives applications all year long from prospective APRNs. However, only those who meet the requirements will be considered for licensure.