All Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) are not the same. The attractiveness of our current law is the flexibility that it allows for an APRN to practice at the top of their training. This framework does not define each APRN at the lowest common denominator through black letter law, but rather allows APRNs along with their supervising physician to incorporate continuing education, years of experience and specialty training into the scope of practice allowed for each individual.
Nurses Seek Legislation to Expand Their Scope of Practice
HB 88 / SB 73 – Modernize Nursing Practice Act is a broad ranging and dramatic scope of practice bill. This bill would allow Nurse Practitioners (NP), Certified Nurse Specialists (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) to practice for the first time in NC without the required supervision of a physician.
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