How does your state define the role and scope of the CNP? Provide a correctly formatted citation for your reference resource.The state of Texas Administrative Code (2010) defines the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) role as: a registered nurse approved by the board to practice as an advanced practice nurse based on completing an advanced educational program acceptable to the board The term includes a nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, nurse anesthetist, and a clinical nurse specialist. The advanced practice nurse is prepared to practice in an expanded role to provide health care to individuals, families, and/or groups in a variety of settings including but not limited to homes, hospitals, institutions, offices, industry, schools, community agencies, public and private clinics, and private practice. The advanced practice nurse acts independently and/or in collaboration with other health care professionals in the delivery of health care services (para. 3).The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) define the scope of practice for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a consistently evolving due to acquiring knowledge, new technology, and evidence based practice. The BON states that the APRN may need to work in different positions, acquire new skills, and perform new procedures during their careers. The scope is defined by the BON into two different categories as individual and professional. Individually the BON (2005) defines the scope as: Formal advanced practice registered nursing education is the foundation for the individual's scope of practice and evolves over the professional lifetime of the individual.
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