Np's Scope Of Practice

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Scope of Practice NP’s scope of practice can vary depending on which state they are licensed in. It is extremely important that the NP is aware of the laws and regulations that their state has implemented. Understanding the scope of practice allows you to understand what you can and cannot do as an NP. In Arizona, NP’s are board certified and are now required to take a national certifying exam (Buppert, 2015). NP’s in Arizona have an expanded scope of practice, they can assess, manage, diagnose, and prescribe medications to patients. In Arizona, NP’s do not have to work with a physician, but can manage patients independently (Buppert, 2015). This author’s understanding of NP’s scope of practice was changed. It is confusing to try to learn

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