Discussion- Foundation of the Role of the Nurse Practitioner as Prescriber Legal and Professional Issues in Prescribing
Describe the importance of knowing the specific laws in your state pertaining to NP prescribing and support your statement with at least 1 scholarly reference*
Discuss NP practice in your current home state, being sure to address:
Level of NP prescribing autonomy
Specific laws related to NP prescribing
Process of obtaining prescriptive authority and requirements for renewal
Include a reference for your research^
Compare and contrast the same criteria as identified in #2 with one other state (besides your own) of your choice.
APA style references and in text citations are required;
Reference No more than 5 years old
* Textbooks, non-US journals, nursing journals not intended for advanced practice providers or websites are not considered scholarly. ^ State specific websites from regulatory boards are acceptable
Good writing calls for the limited use of direct quotes. Direct quotes in discussions are to be limited to one short quotation (not to exceed 15 words). The quote must add substantively to the discussion. Points will be deducted under the grammar, syntax, APA category.