January 10th, 2018
Nurse Practitioner’s Scope of Practice – conclusion
The scope of practice and autonomy are key areas affecting the profession of nursing practitioners. For a long time, NPs and other stakeholder have struggled in quest for more autonomy; to be permitted to employ their skills in the improvement of access and quality of health care delivered to patients. Such clamor has been limited by legislation requiring physician supervision of nurses in some states. To alleviate this limitation, the federal and state authorities should abolish the regulations impeding NPs autonomy. Additionally, professional bodies should reform the current model of certification and accreditation to allow for more realistic and autonomous practice.
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