NR 506 Week 6 Discussion: Scope of Practice and Patient’s Healthcare Accessibility

1. Discuss your state NP community in terms of scope of practice. Include your state’s scope of practice for NPs including:

  • Level of independence of practice
  • Prescribing authority
  • Any limitations of practice
  • Process for obtaining licensure in your state
  • Certification and education requirements for licensure.

2. If you live in a full practice, how has independent practice of the APN resulted in improved patient access to healthcare? For instance, is the ED … for primary care?  Are the EDs … with long wait times?  Are there urgent care clinics readily available? Is there adequate access to primary care?  If you live in a full practice, how has independent practice of the APN resulted in improved patient access to healthcare?

3. How does access to NPs impacts any healthcare disparities?

4. A scholarly resource must … for EACH discussion question each week.

NR 506 Week 6 Discussion: Scope of Practice and Patient’s Healthcare Accessibility

1. Discuss your state NP community in terms of scope of practice. Include your state’s scope of practice for NPs including:

  • Level of independence of practice
  • Prescribing authority
  • Any limitations of practice
  • Process for obtaining licensure in your state
  • Certification and education requirements for licensure.

2. If you live in a full practice, how has independent practice of the APN resulted in improved patient access to healthcare? For instance, is the ED … for primary care?  Are the EDs … with long wait times?  Are there urgent care clinics readily available? Is there adequate access to primary care?  If you live in a full practice, how has independent practice of the APN resulted in improved patient access to healthcare?

3. How does access to NPs impacts any healthcare disparities?

4. A scholarly resource must … for EACH discussion question each week.

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