Evolving role, nurse practitioner, consensus model, full practice authorithy, NPs, health and care
Full Practice Authority for NPs is a significant legal issue that limits the role of NPs and affects health and care delivery. The range of activities that the nurse practitioner should practice is legally regulated by the licensing state and is a controversial issue in the medical community.
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[...] The evolving role of the nurse practitioner and consensus model Full Practice Authority for NPs is a significant legal issue that limits the role of NPs and affects health and care delivery. The range of activities that the nurse practitioner should practice is legally regulated by the licensing state and is a controversial issue in the medical community. Nurse practitioners must hold Registered Nurse licensure it the state in which they practice. However, unlike Registered Nurses, Nursing practitioners are advanced above the nursing licensure requirements. [...]
[...] The anticipated uniformity to be caused by the APRN Consensus Model will enable the APRNs to operate to the maximum scope of their licensure and schooling. Therefore, the nation will acquire better and quality healthcare services (Mundinger et al. 2000). The uniformity of the system will produce new opportunities for nurses. The system will enable increased mobility across the nation, since the nurses will be using a uniform system. Thus, even the patients in remote and geographically segregated areas will acquire nursing care appropriately. [...]
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