As a rn moving into an aprn role this completely

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As a RN moving into an APRN role, this completely changes their scope of practice. Of course RN’s do not having prescribing medication abilities. Also, with so much focus on the opioid epidemic right now, APRN’s must be very diligent in ensuring they have met the proper guidelines prior to prescribing medications. This regulation influences delivery, cost and access to healthcare in so many ways. Having APRNs with the ability to prescribe medications and treat patients is a game changer in healthcare itself. This can and has shown to significantly lower the cost of healthcare as opposed to patients being restricted to only being seen by a physician, especially in rural areas. On the other hand, there must still be policies in place to ensure that APRN’s are followed closely by a physician. Physicians in Texas are still required to sign off on all APRN’s treatment orders. This is a safety issue as physicians have more extensive training than APRN’s State Regulations for APRN
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