YES. A certifying physician must be a Hawaii-licensed physician (Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy) who holds a current and valid license with authority to prescribe drugs and who is registered with the Department of Public Safety to prescribe controlled substances. A certifying APRN must be a Hawaii-licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority and who is registered with the Department of Public Safety to prescribe controlled substances.Is APRN same as NP?
The good news here – a NP is the exact same thing as an APRN. Simply put, NPs are Registered Nurses (RN) with at least a MSN. Think of “APRN” as an umbrella term that encompasses Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS).What kind of nurse is an APRN?
On Mar 26, 2019. An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has at least a master's degree in nursing, and sometimes a doctorate in nursing.