is being an NP in IL really that bad? - page 2

I hear the AMA is in chicago so IL is really behind when it comes to promoting the profession of NPs. Does it seem like in the future (next 10 yrs say) that it will become more progressive at all? I... Read More

  1. by   traumaRUs
    I did find that KY does indeed require collaborative agreement with their APRNs in order to prescribe. Here is the URL:

    http://kbn.ky.gov/license/arnp/cpahistory.htm

    I would doubt that few states (even Wyoming or Montana where there are few physicians per square mile) have no need for a collaborative agreement.
  2. by   jov
    Quote from traumaRUs
    I did find that KY does indeed require collaborative agreement with their APRNs in order to prescribe.
    there's quite a few states that don't require collaborative. surprisingly, like Arizona. will look for some more links when I have time!
    Last edit by jov on Sep 11, '06
  3. by   jov
    found a link. Surprising which states do not require collaborative including Arkansas and Arizona. Alaska-- I can understand.

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/440315
  4. by   HarleyRidinRN
    THIS QUESTION IS TO TRAUMARUS........WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE NP ONLINE PROGRAMS ? :wink2:
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Hi Harley - I think they are fine as long as you get solid clinical experiences. I know a nurse that attended the UIC Peds NP and ACNP and loved it, had wonderful experiences and did very well.

    I did an adult health CNS and was fortunate to be working in a hospital with some great APN's that were willing to have me tag along. I was very fortunate in that I was able to use my PTO that I had saved up for my clinical time.

    Where do you live in IL? Near Chicago? - lots of programs there...

    I live in central IL (near Peoria).

    Good luck...what programs are you looking at?

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