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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).