Advanced Nursing Practice Discussion
Prescriptive authority is granted under state law by the appropriate board. The board granting prescriptive authority may be the medical board, state board of pharmacy, or nursing board for the appropriate state licensure being pursued. The authority to write for a controlled substance is granted at a federal level and is verified through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) by the appropriate state board. Drug Enforcement Agency registration is granted at the federal level and has additional requirements/fees for the registration process.
Finally, the legal landscape for NPs is constantly changing as the status of NPs as providers improves on a national level. Legislative changes may occur annually, bi-annually, or during an emergency legislative meeting at the state or federal level. These legislative sessions and any subsequent changes will significantly impact your scope of practice as a nurse practitioner.
For this Discussion, you examine professional issues for your state (california) , including certification and licensure, scope of practice, independent practice, prescriptive authority, and legislative activities.
Research the following:
â€¢ How do you get certified and licensed in your state?
â€¢ What is the application process for certification in your state?
â€¢ What is the primary nurse licensure office resource website in your state?
â€¢ How does your state define the scope of practice of a nurse practitioner?
â€¢ What is included in your stateâ€™s practice agreement?
â€¢ How do you get a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license?
â€¢ How does your state describe a nurse practitionerâ€™s controlled-substance prescriptive authority and what nurse practitioner drug schedules are nurse practitioners authorized to prescribe?
â€¢ In what legislative and advocacy activities are your state nurse practitioner organization(s) involved?
Post a summary of your findings on your state based on the questions listed above. Explain the types of regulations that exist and the barriers that may impact nurse practitioner independent practice in your state. Be specific. Also, describe what surprised you from your research. Advanced Nursing Practice Discussion