Discussion Prompt

Post your answers to the 7 questions corresponding to this week’s content prescribing privilege for APRN in your state. Provide your responses and rationales. Support your rationales with high-level evidence. (See Post Expectations)

  1. What are the requirements for an APRN to obtain a controlled substance certificate in your state?
  2. Discuss your state requirements and scope of practice for APRN’s in your state when prescribing controlled substances.
  3. Discuss the process of how to obtain a DEA number.
  4. Discuss CEU requirements for your state for APRN certification renewal for controlled substance prescribing.
  5. What information is required by your state to be on your prescription pad?
  6. Discuss considerations for prescribing when using telemedicine when prescribing controlled substances.
  7. Do you need more than one DEA number, if so, when do you need another number?


  • Length: A minimum of 500 words, max of 1000 not including references or attachments
  • Citations: At least two high-level scholarly references in APA from within the last 5 years

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