Prescriptive authority and requirements to attain DEA number

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:

Introduction (including purpose statement)

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

Future of APRN practice

Please discuss current bills or legislation that support full practice authority in the state that has restrictive practice

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”


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