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An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who is approved for independent practice is allowed to practice and prescribe:
You may only apply for independent practice in an area substantially related to the population and focus of the APRN’s education and certification. See 24 Del. C. §1902 (k) and Section 8.17 in the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
How you apply for Independent Practice depends on whether you already hold a Delaware APRN license or are applying for initial licensure or reinstatement as an APRN. Use the following to determine how to apply for Independent Practice.
In addition to submitting the fee and full APRN application or application for reinstatement in DELPROS, you must submit a completed and signed:
Welcome to Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services, DELPROS. This online licensing portal provides clear instructions to guide you through a simpler application process. For licensure requirements, see the profession’s License Law and Rules and Regulations.
To apply for a license you must create your DELPROS user account. Go to the DELPROS online portal, and then click on Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests. As a new user to create an account you must use either of the options below:
After selecting one of the above options, then follow the new user instructions. If you are already an existing DELPROS portal user, log in with your unique email address and password under the “Existing User” section.
Once you have created your user account you will be logged into your DELPROS e-License Dashboard.
Note: During the application process, you are required to either “upload” a required document or “acknowledge” a required “third-party” form for licensure.
DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it at a later time to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.
You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.
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