Nurse practitioners provide Americans with important services in healthcare. Unfortunately, NPs face many barriers restricting them from full practice authority. Also known as autonomous practice, full practice authority includes the practice and licensure laws allowing nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education in a healthcare system with a growing primary care shortage.
As the push for nurse practitioners to work autonomously continues, federal and state legislation is being passed to grand nurses full practice authority. The benefits from removing full practice barriers in nursing allows access to care to improve for the people who need it most. It allows efficient delivery of care, reduces costs and ensures patient satisfactions and quality of care.
NPs are valuable assets to the healthcare industry in the United States. Giving full practice authority allows for nurses to use all their abilities to help those in need.
To learn more, checkout the infographic below created by Duquesne University’s Online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program.