What are the BEST and WORST States to practice as an NP? - page 5
I am speaking primarily from two perspectives here: 1. The degree to which NP's are accepted, recognized, and utilized in that area/state. 2. The degree to which state law recognizes NP's, and... Read More
Mar 4, '06Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 80; Likes: 3TX requires Board Cert., can write for any non controlled. Schedule 3-5 30 day supply. No writing for schedule 2 though. Scope of practice-anything you are competent in. Know yourself and your limits. Know when to ask for help and know when to refer. That's a good NP.
Mar 4, '06Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 149; Likes: 17Quote from texas-rn-fnpKnowing when and where to refer is good any professional, including MD/DO/PhDTX requires Board Cert., can write for any non controlled. Schedule 3-5 30 day supply. No writing for schedule 2 though. Scope of practice-anything you are competent in. Know yourself and your limits. Know when to ask for help and know when to refer. That's a good NP.
Thanks for the update on TX
Mar 4, '06Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 1I will begin a direct entry NP program this fall in Boston. However, I will be returning to my home state of Illinois when I am finished, or shortly there after. I was wondering why everyone says Illinois is so bad? There are no reasons given, just that it is no good.
Mar 9, '06Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 165; Likes: 22Quote from sistermikeI currently live in Nevada, but originally am from Michigan. I must say that Nevada seems like a decent place to practice as an NP. They seem to be respected and have a decent pay.
Michigan is a GREAT place to work as an NP, especially in the northern areas. The northern part of Michigan is considered to be a "rural" area, when in fact its actually a prospering part of the state. NP's have a huge involvement with the communities. Michigan is also a wonderful state to practice as a DO.
That's great-- do anything about practicing as an NP in the metro-Detroit area?
Mar 14, '06Occupation: Nurse Aide Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 3I don't know how helpful this might be since it was last updated in 2004....but at least it will give you some sort of idea until you can find out specifically from your state board of nursing what prescriptive authorities you will have as a NP.
Hope this helps.
Mar 14, '06Occupation: allnurses Asst Community Manager, APRN Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 53,375; Likes: 26,209I live in IL and actually IL isn't too bad. APNs have collaborative agreements with MDs (as opposed to supervisory), full prescriptive authority also and we can bill for Medicaid nowadays. Our practice act though sundowns in 2007, so maybe even more advances are on the horizon?
Mar 14, '06Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 17Quote from Dave ARNPWhy Kentucky? That's where I'd most likely practice. Now I'm concerned. :uhoh21:Best is BY FAR Washington State. Second would probably be Penn.
WORST? Lemme start a list.
Georiga, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia.
And there are others, but I would have to pull out my chart (which is at my office)
Mar 15, '06Occupation: Nurse Practitioner Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in ACNP-BC ; From: US ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 1,039; Likes: 118Anyone know anything about NPs' prescriptive abilities in Massachusetts? Thanks.
Mar 30, '06Occupation: Therapist in out. pt. psych. Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 156; Likes: 27Quote from RokieI'm an APRN-nurse practioner. Do you mean us or RN's? Ct.--that's where I practice. We only need a collaborative contract with an MD they don't supervise us. Only NP's and PA's can write scripts-other than MD's.Are there any states that don't require a doctors signature to write a prescription?
Mar 30, '06Occupation: Cardiac RN, BSN Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in OB, Cardiac ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 378; Likes: 24what about in vermont???
Apr 4, '06Occupation: RN and LPN instructor Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Pediatrics, NICU ; Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 3CHECK THIS OUT~ IT'S A LIST OF NP PRIVLEDGES ACCORDING TO STATE Hope it helps!
Apr 5, '06Occupation: MedLeg Consul/Educator/WHNP-FNP Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 108,711; Likes: 28,240This link is to the updated prescription privileges for '04. Link provided earlier by twenty-seven. Thanks.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/440315Last edit by sirI on Apr 5, '06