Nebraska joins ranks of states with independent NP practice

  1. Nebraska joins 19 other states that allow full practice privileges for NP's without a written requirement for physician collaboration. New NP's must have 2000 hours of practice under the guidance of a physician before they can practice on their own.

    Gov. Ricketts signs bill giving nurse practitioners independence from doctors - Live Well Nebraska: Health & Medicine
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Great news ..
  4. by   ronchelednik
    Notice that last year's Governor Dave Heineman was not in office this year? Funny he was not their this year to veto again a bill that passed 46 to 0 from the legislation.
    Other Governors should take heed.

    Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill Thursday that will give the advanced practice nurses their independence from doctors.

    Legislative Bill 107, introduced by State Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue, eliminates the current requirement for nurse practitioners to have a practice agreement with a doctor. Lawmakers passed the measure 46-0 on Friday.

    The Legislature passed a similar bill last year, only to have then-Gov. Dave Heineman veto the legislation.
  5. by   NewYorkerGirl
    Woo-hoo! I wondered which states were the other 18, and found this: AANP - State Practice Environment SOOOO disappointed in my home state of NY!
  6. by   newboy
    Quote from NewYorkerGirl
    Woo-hoo! I wondered which states were the other 18, and found this: AANP - State Practice Environment SOOOO disappointed in my home state of NY!
    Ditto! Come on, NY! I might move once I'm over and done with NP school.
  7. by   zmansc
    Re Nebraska: I believe the requirement of 2000 hr is with either a physician or an NP.
    Re NY: NY passed a bill last year that the NY NPs believe gives them full practice authority, however there were a few modifications from what the AANP wanted the bill to have, so the state has not been "turned green". If you read the bill, it is either FPA or very darn close. In the case of NY there is also a required number of hours and I believe that is with a physician.

    In either case Nebraska getting FPA is great. There are many states that are working on it this term, hopefully we will see a few more take this step forward.

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