I am hopeful that some of you can provide some insight on something. I am curious to hear what practice looks like for PMHNPs in other states, particularly Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, and Montana. I live in Oregon and out here, PMHNPs enjoy a very broad scope of practice and autonomy-they can own their own private practice and do not require physician supervision (unless required by a specific hospital), work on consult/liaison service, in community mental health, at university health centers, etc . I have found it very difficult to learn what practice looks like in other states, particularly in the area of private practice. I am wondering if anyone can shed some light on this.
A PMHNP I know here shared this Barton and Associates resource which is helpful but from talking to a practicing NP in RI, I know that it is not as progressive as Oregon is despite looking equivalent on this chart. http://www.bartonassociates.com/nurse-practitioners/nurse-practitioner-scope-of-practice-laws/
Thanks in advance.