You will be assigned one of the 50 states or a US territory.
Please go to individual state/territory websites or call state regulatory agencies to get official policies in order to obtain accurate and up-to-date information. Prepare to present your findings to the whole class during the class meetings. Please address the following questions:
1. Who is the Regulatory Agency that governs ANP/ACP practice: BON/BOM/Other? Licensure Requirements: degree, board certification (is it mandatory), RN licensure, and any other special requirements Regulatory structure/practice authority: independent, restricted, reduced, and relationship with the physician (What year did this take effect)
2. Prescriptive authority: controlled substances, all schedules or are there limitations, etc (additional hours, classes, or supervision) to prescribe narcotics? Authority to sign POLST or MOLST forms Can they sign death certificates?
3. Are they able to obtain admitting privileges to hospitals in their state/territory?
4. Are Nurse practitioners officially listed as primary care providers? Can they use Dr. in their title if they have a doctorate? Yes/no/no information and what are the stipulations around using the title? Any legal cases in this state Is compact licensing available in this state?