The purpose of this assignment is to examine the practice authority and scope of practice differences among APRNs in the United States. You are asked to review the Nurse Practice Act from state of California and compare that to another state that has restrictive or different practice authority. Review the websites below (AANP, NCSBN) to identify the scope of practice of APRNs in the United States. Also, you may review state California board of nursing website to identify specific practice authority guidelines for APRNs. The expected length of the paper is approximately 2-3 pages, which does not include the cover page and reference pages. 

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Submission Parameters:

  1. Introduction (including purpose      statement)
  2. Compare and contrast between your      two selected states (one of them needs to be your state of residence) and      address the following items: 
    • Nurse Practitioner definition
    • Practice authority (collaborative       agreement, independent, restrictive)
    • Scope of practice (functions       APRNs may perform)
    • Licensure requirements
    • Prescriptive authority and       requirements to attain DEA number
    • Education requirements
    • Certification requirements
  3. Future of APRN practice 
    • Please discuss current bills or       legislation that support full practice authority in the state that has       restrictive practice
  4. Full Practice Authority 
    • Identify at least one research       study (primary source) that supports the following statement: “APRNs with       full practice authority benefit society and health care system”
  5. Conclusion

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