Week 1: Discussion- Foundation of the Role of the Nurse Practitioner as Prescriber Legal and Professional Issues in Prescribing
Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) play an important role in diagnosing and treating patients in the primary care setting. Nurse Practitioner laws and regulations as they relate to prescriptive authority are specific to each state. Understanding the regulations for Nurse Practitioner prescribing is essential. The purpose of the activity is to discuss the role of the Nurse Practitioner as a prescriber across the United States.
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this discussion, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
1. Identify & discuss NP prescribing laws in select US states (CO 6)
Respond to the following:
1. Describe the importance of knowing the specific laws in your state (FLORIDA) pertaining to NP prescribing and support your statement with at least 1 scholarly reference*
2. Discuss NP practice in your current home state (FLORDA), being sure to address:
· Level of NP prescribing autonomy
· Specific laws related to NP prescribing
· Process of obtaining prescriptive authority and requirements for renewal
· Include a reference for your research (WITHIN 5 YEARS)^
4. Compare and contrast the same criteria as identified in #2 with one other state (besides your own) of your choice.
* Textbooks, non-US journals, nursing journals not intended for advanced practice providers or websites are not considered scholarly. ^ State specific websites from regulatory boards are acceptable
Discussion Guiding Principles
The ideas and beliefs underpinning the discussions guide students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice. The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship. Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines.
Good writing calls for the limited use of direct quotes. Direct quotes in discussions are to be limited to one short quotation (not to exceed 15 words). The quote must add substantively to the discussion. Points will be deducted under the grammar, syntax, APA category.
**To see view the grading criteria/rubric, please click on the 3 dots in the box at the end of the solid gray bar above the discussion board title and then Show Rubric.