COVID-19 Brings Changes to NP Scope of Practice

Increasing the clinical autonomy of NPs has long been a goal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Prior to the pandemic, just 22 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Indian Health Service allowed NPs to provide direct patient care with full clinical autonomy. In the remaining states, NPs were required to practice in collaborative agreements with supervising physicians.

COVID-19 Brings Changes to NP Scope of Practice
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