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GUEST BLOG: A COVID Positive for Nurse Practitioner Regulation

Guest Blog: A COVID Positive for Nurse Practitioner Regulation North Carolina Representative Gale Adcock, FNP, was gracious enough to share her decades of experience with the below guest blog.  A huge thank you to NC Rep. Adcock. In November 2004 Stanford economist Paul Romer famously said, “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste”. True […]

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What Are The Most Common Pieces Of Equipment Used In Hospitals With Which Nurses Should Be Familiar?

What Are The Most Common Pieces Of Equipment Used In Hospitals With Which Nurses Should Be Familiar? Vital Signs Monitor A vital signs monitor is one of the most common pieces of equipment used in a hospital. It is used to check temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation. There are a manual sphygmomanometer and

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Scope of Practice: In-Patient Versus Out-Patient

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES SCOPE OF PRACTICE:IN-PATIENT versus OUT-PATIENT ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES SCOPE OF PRACTICE:IN-PATIENT versus OUT-PATIENT ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES SCOPE OF PRACTICE: IN-PATIENT versus OUT-PATIENT Many advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) may question what, if any, restrictions there are in their practice. In most states it depends upon many factors. These include

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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 5: Notation, Formatting, & DEA Requirements)

           This is the last blog post in our five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”.  Our focus today is on proper chart notation, formatting, and drug enforcement agency (DEA) requirements.  It is advisable to review and become familiar with 21 NCAC 32M

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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 4: Prescribing Drugs and/or Devices that are not included in the collaborative practice agreement)

This is part four (4) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”.  Today we are discussing prescribing drugs and/or devices that are not included in the collaborative practice agreement.  Only under certain circumstances, as discussed below, may a nurse practitioner prescribe a drug or device

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