Can NPs prescribe medication? - page 2

In what states can Nurse Practitioners prescribed medication? Can all NPs prescribe medication; Acute Care, Pediatric Care, etc.? Also, if you further your career from a practitioner to an... Read More

  1. Visit  diva rn profile page
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    Gee, I will have to tell that to my Rheumatologist NP next month when she writes my next script for Vicodin....just like she did this month.
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  2. Visit  going2BaNurse2014 profile page
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    Many times NPs have an agreement with a physician who basically co-signs on all of the narcotics they prescribe, BUT it all depends on the state and the scope of practice for the NPs in that state which is set up by the state's BON. In Hawaii NPs now have full prescriptive authority as well (I believe, well at least that's what my practicing NP instructors tell me), they are working to get full prescriptive authority in many other states, in NC they can write everything except they must have a cooperative agreement with a coordinating physician for narcotics.
  3. Visit  SeeTheMoon profile page
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    They can in GA but under physician. Example, when you get script filled it will have MDs name not NPs. And yep to narcs.
  4. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from diva rn
    Gee, I will have to tell that to my Rheumatologist NP next month when she writes my next script for Vicodin....just like she did this month.
    Better tell her that ugly piece of paper with a DEA number and her name on it are for donuts, eggplant, and armchairs.
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  5. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from core0
    Really this is what the BON has to say:

    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursi..._faq.html#ARNP

    To the OP, NPs can prescribe in all states. They can prescribe narcotics in all states but Alabama and Florida (some states may have additional restrictions on schedule IIs).
    UH...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl9y3SIPt7o (dated 2009)


    http://www.flahec.org/hlthcareers/NP.HTM
  6. Visit  healthstar profile page
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    Excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between NP and DNP? Is it just masters vs ph.d?
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    Quote from healthstar
    Excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between NP and DNP? Is it just masters vs ph.d?
    http://allnurses.com/nursing-news/cn...us-397311.html

  8. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from SkipBeat
    A NP and Anesthetist are two different career paths requiring two different education paths and licensing exams. If you become a NP first you will be able to prescribe meds if your state allows. CRNA's or nurse anesthetist do not prescribe meds outside the surgical setting. They only give meds during surgical procedures or post operatively in PACU. If you obtain both licenses you may only prescribe meds working in the role of a Nurse Practitioner. Becoming a nurse practitioner is not a way to further your career to an anesthetist. They are both master prepared nurses with neither being a higher level of education or further down the career path than the other.
    CRNAs can and do prescribe outside of the surgical setting, but it depends on your state regulations. It also depends on your credentialing where you work.


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