Full Practice Authority Of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses During New York State
Vision for 2020.
Lehman College NUR 723
Strategies for Advanced Nursing Practice December, 2016
Instructor: DR. BRIGITTE S. CYPRESS
There are many barriers that prevent APRNs from functioning to their fullest potential during practice. One of these barriers is prescriptive authority. According to the article, APRN Prescribing Law: A State by State Summary, prescriptive authority (independent prescribing) “is the ability of Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to prescribe, without limitation, legend (prescription) and controlled drugs, devices, adjunct health/medical services, durable medical goods, and other equipment and supplies.” (Stokowski, 2016) For APRNs to prescribe independently physician collaboration is not needed. In New York State, prescriptive authority is granted to Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) with limitations. Currently under state law Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) do not have any prescriptive privileges APRNs practicing in New York are not allowed to practice with complete independence, they must work in collaboration with a physician. The New York State Board of Nursing emphasizes that NP 's must collaborate with a physician but this does not mean they are under physician supervision. NP 's are…