(Answered) NR506 NP: WEEK 1: Barriers to Practice


Using the readings from this week as well as outside reliable resources to:

  1. Identify and describe practice barriers for APNs in your state and discuss these barriers on a state and national level.
  2. Identify forms of competition on the state and national level that interfere with APN’s ability to practice independently.
  3. Identify the lawmakers at the state level (i.e., key members of the state’s legislative branch and executive branch of government)
  4. Discuss interest groups that exist at the state and national levels that influence APN policy.
  5. Discuss methods used to influence change in policy in forms of competition, state legislative and executive branches of government and interest groups.


Barriers for APNs in your state and discuss these barriers on a state and national level

The role of APNs is increasingly developing creating opportunities for the APNs to provide expert nursing care at an advanced level of practice. Nonetheless, there exist a myriad of barriers that hinder APNs from practicing to the full extent of their education and training. One of the key barriers to APN practice in Kentucky is state practice and licensure (Peterson, 2017). For instance, under the NP is allowed to prescribe medications on their own after prescribing under a physician in a collaborative agreement for four years. However, requires a collaborative agreement with a physician to prescribe narcotics. Licensure and practice law for the NPs tend to differ from one state to another. At the national level…..Please click the icon below to purchase the full solution at $5