The Importance Of Aprn's Scope Of Practice

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The first major point that I would like to address is the APRN’s scope-of-practice that currently varies among the states. For instance, a majority of the states require the APRN to practice under the physician supervision while other states do not. Due to the restricted prescriptive authority, the authority to order, interpret tests, diagnose and treat diseases, without physician supervision or collaboration, the APRN is only able to provide their care to the extent that is dictated by political verdict (IOM, 2011). However, that can greatly limit knowledgeable and trained APRNs in providing care to their full extent. Also there is no evidence showing that the APRN less capable than physicians to give safe, effective, and efficient care.
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