Week 1: Barriers to Practice DiscussionRead the assigned Hain & Fleck article, and discuss the following:What are the barriers to APN practice identified in the article? Describe these barriers in your own words.What are your impression of the barriers to APN Practice? (Are you surprised by these barriers? Is this new information to you? Have you ever been involved at the legislative level in nursing? Do these barriers concern you or motivate you toward becoming an APN?)Do these barriers represent Restraint of Trade? Why, or why not?Your thoughts on how nurses can influence these barriers.The article by Hain and Fleck, has helped me to have a better understanding of the struggles and barriers faced by advanced practice nurses in their role as primary care providers. This article hasbeen an eye-opener for me. I had very little knowledge of the barriers faced by advanced practicenurses. Barriers to APN practice addressed in this article include state practice and licensure, Physician Related Issues, and payer policies. As stated in the article, not all states provide nurse
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