Scope of Practice for MA RN's

by KBICU Member Nurse

Specializes in Intensive Care Unit. Has 3+ years experience.

Hello All ~

I have been a nurse in NH for 3 years and recently accepted a job in Boston. I am looking to see what the important scope of practice differences there may be between these two states. Are there things I do in NH I can't do in MA, or vice versa?

Thanks in advance!!! :)


Specializes in Med/Surg/Tele; Psych, DD/MR. 366 Posts

I think the differences are much more substantial at NP level! NPs in NH have more autonomy, and do not require physician involvement in diagnosing/treating or prescribing; MA does require physician involvement in prescribing.

Apart from that, I'm not sure!

Here is the NH nurse practice act: New Hampshire Statutes - Table of Contents

Here is the MA nurse practice act: Statutes, Rules, Regulations and Policies


Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 11 years experience. 3 Articles; 5,539 Posts

Most will likely be dictated by your facility's policy/procedure.