Dq 3 | Nursing homework help
- The educational requirements to practice as an FNP typically include obtaining a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited program, obtaining national certification as an FNP, and obtaining state licensure as an APRN. These educational requirements vary by state and are subject to change over time.
- According to the AACN, the recommended terminal degree for nurse practitioners is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. However, some nurse practitioners may have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree or a post-master’s certificate.
- The scope of practice for FNPs is determined by the state Board of Nursing in each state. This scope of practice outlines the specific activities and responsibilities that FNPs are allowed to perform within the state, and may include prescribing medications, ordering diagnostic tests, and providing primary care services. The Board of Nursing is typically composed of registered nurses who are appointed by the state governor.
- The role of professional and political organizations, such as the American Nurses Association and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, is to advocate for the interests of nurse practitioners and to promote the development of policies that support the profession. These organizations may work to influence state and federal regulations related to nursing practice, such as licensure and scope of practice regulations.
- In the state of Florida, there are several regulations imposed on APRNs, including:
- APRNs must have a collaborative agreement with a physician or dentist in order to practice.
- APRNs are required to renew their licenses every two years and complete continuing education requirements.
- APRNs are required to obtain national certification in their area of practice.
If given the opportunity to change these regulations, I would consider advocating for the removal of the collaborative agreement requirement for APRNs. This requirement can create barriers to practice and limit access to care for patients in some areas. To initiate this change, I would work with professional organizations and advocacy groups to develop evidence-based arguments and educate policymakers about the benefits of removing this requirement. I would also seek to collaborate with other stakeholders, such as physicians and healthcare organizations, to build consensus around the need for this change. Finally, I would work to engage with legislators and policymakers to introduce and support legislation that would remove the collaborative agreement requirement.