Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice

Many traveling nurse practitioners choose their assignments based on the scope of practice per state. Unfortunately, many states still have restrictions that impose limited function for nurse practitioners.

A good resource to evaluate nurse practitioner authority is from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners website:

http://www.aanp.org/legislation-regulation/state-legislation/state-practice-environment

 LocumTenensNPscope

This illustrates which states allow full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners, and the states that have restrictions. I am adding this chart to the menu section on my home page for easy access.

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