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A Review of Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners.

Craig, Elizabeth J. MSN, RNC, CRNP
Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: June 1996
Advanced Practice Issues: PDF Only

Nurse practitioners in many states continue to struggle to gain prescriptive authority. Independent prescriptive authority holds in a small number of states. In states that grant prescriptive privileges, nurse practitioners battle strict regulations and mandatory supervision by a physician. The article reviews prescriptive authority for practitioners, interpretation of legislation, barriers to prescribing practice, and current trends

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