Can someone send me a link or explain to me the difference in practice states (full practice, reduced practice, and Restricted) for NPs. I am hoping to go to NP school next year and I am thinking of opening up my own practice in a rural setting one day. The thing is I don't know or yet care what state I settle in. I am currently a travel nurse and have enjoyed this but I do want to settle down soon. I found the map outling which states have different practice ability. It seems if i wanted my own practice I would need to work in a full practice state...is this correct? Also do these states ever change the laws regarding this. For example say I set up practice in Washington (currently full practice) is there a possibility it may change to a reduced practice or restricted in the future. How would that affect my practice? Could I do this in a reduced practice state? I am not planning on having a big staff at all or anything like that I was hoping to really just have a small rural clinic with myself as the only employee, possibly even make house calls with no real office.