programs from other health care disciplines. In relation to patient care, the CNP in the state of Ohio may provide preventative and primary care services, provide services for acute illnesses, and evaluate and promote wellness within the nurse's nursing specialty that is also consistent with the nurse's education and certification as well as in accordance with rules adopted by the board (Ohio Board of Nursing, 2016). Upon graduation, it is imperative that Nurse Practitioners and alike graduate nurses seek out their practicing state's scope of practice and laws in accordance with the area of specialty. By doing this, the masters-prepared nurses will gain knowledge and understanding of
their responsibilities and obligations as healthcare providers. The Ohio Board of Nursing. (2016). Ohio laws and Rules. Retrieved from , Hannah Miller Show Less Molly McIntyre 7/6/2016 6:26:52 PM Part 2 According to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (2011) a certified nurse practitioner (CNP) is an individual who provides advanced levels of nursing care in a specialty role, has completed graduate education from an accredited program, and has been deemed to have met all of the requirements from the state of Indiana to sit for the licensure exam. The CNP will be a competent, independent, and interdependent member of the healthcare team and will follow set standards (Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, 2011). The scope and role will include but is not limited to the ability to assess clients using advanced assessment, determine abnormal conditions, possess the ability to diagnose health problems, formulate treatment plans and evaluate patient outcomes (Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, 2011). As a member of the healthcare team the CNP will educate and collaborate with other practitioners and colleagues, use critical thinking skills in the decision making process, comply with all state and federal practice, drug, and confidentiality laws and only function within the CNP legal boundaries (Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, 2011).
The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (2011) also stresses the importance of recognizing individual limits of knowledge and experience and the need to consult and collaborate with team members. It is the CNP's responsibility to maintain professional accountability, conduct themselves in a professional manner, maintain current knowledge and skill sets, and to complete and apply research (Indiana Professional Licensing Agency , 2011). Reference Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (2011). Indiana state board of nursing. Compilation of the Indiana code and Indiana administrative code. Retrieved from Show Less Instructor Duncan reply to Molly McIntyre 7/9/2016 9:34:25 PM RE: Part 2 Hi Molly, So with all of this verbiage, is it clear to you whether physician involvement is necessary for a NP to practice? How does that effect the SOP?
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