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Implementing Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Recommendations: A Model for Transforming Nurse Practitioner Privileges

Clavelle, Joanne T. DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Journal of Nursing Administration: September 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 9 - p 404–407
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182664d1f
Departments: Perspectives on Practice

The Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing report created a sense of urgency to remove barriers preventing advanced practice RNs from practicing to their full scope of practice. With the chief nursing officer as catalyst for change, this article describes a collaborative model and process that resulted in expanded clinical privileges for nurse practitioners in an integrated healthcare system.

Author Affiliation: Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, St Luke’s Health System, Treasure Valley, Boise, Idaho.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Clavelle, St Luke’s Health System, Treasure Valley, 190 Bannock St, Boise, ID 83712 (clavellj@slhs.org).

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.