Policy and State Boards of Nursing

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Within the far-reaching and multi-layered realm of policy and reform, government at the state level plays an essential role. Consider the federally enacted PPACA’s individual mandate which sought to increase the number of consumers who receive insurance coverage and, therefore, greater access to care. In a system that is already stretched beyond capacity and confronting a nursing shortage, how can the health care system meet this increased demand? Since state boards of nursing determine scope of practice, it is important to stay up to date and current with the policies and regulations that are created by the state board of nursing.

To prepare:

  • Review      the Thomas, Benbow, and Ayars article and the Watson and Hillman article      focusing on how states regulate advanced nursing practice and how      legislative changes are impacting scope of practice.
  • Visit      your state board of nursing website and/or contact the board to determine      how the state board controls advanced practice through regulations (google mbon.org for my state board      of nursing)
  • Determine      if your state board has created any new policies or regulations that      address changes to scope of practice in response to legislative changes.

By tomorrow 04/25/2018 10am, write a minimum of 550 words in APA format with at least 3 scholarly references from the list of required readings below. Include the level one headings as numbered below”

Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) What are the most recent regulations promulgated through your state board of nursing for advanced practice?

2) How are the state regulations supported within your place of employment? (google mbon.org for my state board of nursing)

3) How do the states differ in terms of scope of practice? What impact does this have on professional nurses across the United States?

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