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Becoming an APRN The states of Arizona and Florida have a variety of similarities. Many of these are attributable to political similarities, including the fact that both states have, traditionally, voted for the Republican party and are traditionally red states. One difference concerns the responsibilities and rights provided to nurse practitioners in each state. A proper understanding of the differences between nurse practitioners in Arizona and Florida must consider the specific regulations that impact the nurse practitioners, the regulatory barriers that continue to exist for practitioners in each state, the progress that has been made, the four different roles of the advanced practice registered nurse, the professional opportunities that are available to develop in professional relationships within advanced practice nursing, the ethics of this position, and the importance of professionalism and historical factors with respect to the development of advanced practice nursing roles. Regulations State Overview First, one has the impact of state-specific regulations on the advanced practice nursing profession. There are generally three major categories of practice regulations that are imposed against the nurse practitioner. These are full practice, reduced practice, and restricted practice. Each of these affects the duties that the practitioner can perform, the way that they can interact with patients' rights with respect the prescription or non prescription of medications, their diagnostic abilities, and the licensing that they must receive (AANP, 2018). Arizona is a full practice state. This means that a nurse practitioner in the state of Arizona can perform a variety of duties that include diagnosing patients, evaluating their patients, being able to interpret
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diagnostic tests that they, too, can order, and even managing the treatments for their patients.
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  • Summer '18
  • Nursing, Advanced practice nurse, Registered nurse, Healthcare occupations, Nursing specialties

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