Using the readings from this week as well as outside reliable resources to:
- Identify and describe practice barriers for APNs in your state and discuss these barriers on a state and national level.
- Identify forms of competition on the state and national level that interfere with APN’s ability to practice independently.
- Identify the lawmakers at the state level (i.e., key members of the state’s legislative branch and executive branch of government)
- Discuss interest groups that exist at the state and national levels that influence APN policy.
- Discuss methods used to influence change in policy in forms of competition, state legislative and executive branches of government and interest groups.
Even though APRNs have continued to deliver positive patients outcomes, there still exist a myriad of barriers to their independent practice. In light of this, a key practice barrier in my states, New York is reduced practice, which hinders the APRNs to practice to the full extent of their education and training. According to the New York Board of Nursing, a nurse practitioner in this State is required to have a written collaborative agreement as well as a protocol with a licensed physician (New York State Board of Nursing, 2020). I