Help!! I recently graduated from an ANP program in North Carolina, but have accepted a position in South Carolina and now am trying to make sense of the SC Nurse Practice Act. I've contacted the state BON, but have not received the clarification I am seeking. All they did was copy and paste portions of the practice act. Maybe one of you can help.
It appears that new graduates in SC have an entire year to provide proof of certification. Assuming I complete the application, does this mean I can practice an an NP for a year without possesing my certification from the ANCC or AANP? Are there restrictions to what I can do as an uncertified new grad that differ from that of a certified NP? What about prescriptive authority? Is certfication required for this or do I also I have year for this as well?
Also, NC does not use approved written protocols. Can anyone expand on this or perhaps provide a link to a sample protocol?
Thanks in advance for you help!