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Hi guys. I hate to intrude on the APRN thread, (I'm still a just a Pre req Nursing student) but after reading this thread I have a question. Can anyone tell me of any good websites that can tell me things like which states allow how much autonomy for APRN's? (Please don't suggest me checking all 50 state's BON websites...) I'm really exited that NY is introducing a Bill (though the AMA has a lot of lobbying money, so NP's aren't out of the woods yet) like this, as I'm from Brooklyn myself and this could provide the push for me to someday "go back home!"
Also, what do you guys think about the mandatory 3 years and 3600 hours experience requirement? I'm currently an HVAC tech, and fresh out of school it did help to ride with a more seasoned tech for a summer before going out on my own...Not saying HVAC is as complicated as the human body lol, but the analogy is sound-to me anyway. Do you think it is necessary? from my angle I don't see how it could hurt, but again, I'm not an NP so it isn't my place to say.
AANP has the most current map of NP practice environments across the 50 states. The green states have autonomous NP practice, the yellow states require written collaborative agreements with physicians, the red states require protocols that outline either delegation of advanced practice roles to an NP by physicians or supervision by a physician. The site also has quick links to state by state summary and quick access to the specific state's nurse practice act. Follow this link
NCSBN also has a similar map in their website's campaign for licensure and regulatory consensus among all the member BON's in the 50 states. Their map breaks down the practice environment for all APRN's (NP, CNS, CNM, CRNA) and distinguishes states with independent practice but not independent prescribing with those with full independent practice including independent prescribing. Follow this link
I also like the idea of having 3600 hours of practice prior to gaining independence. New NP's regardless of years of RN experience come out as novices. A supportive and mentoring relationship from an experienced provider makes a difference in role transition to a confident provider. The bill is calling for a physician to fill the role during that transition period.