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North Carolina SAVE Act and What It Means for Nurse Practitioners

Currently, APRNs have certain requirements and restrictions on their practice.  The SAVE Act is a bill that, if passed, would ease restrictions for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.  It is a reintroduction of the same bill that was not passed in 2020 because the session ending.  The 2021 SAVE Act was introduced to the NC General …

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Nursing Specialty Certifications

What is a specialty nursing certification and do I need one? Certification recognizes and provides ongoing validation of clinical knowledge, experience, and clinical judgment within a nursing specialty. The benefits of certification may include personal growth, career advancement, financial reward, professional recognition, and perceived empowerment. A specialty certification can also function as the means for …

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Nurse Practitioners Should Have At Least These 4 Professionals In Their Professional Network

Every professional has to know certain people that will either help them further their career or protect what the professional has earned. Not only is what you know important, but who you know may be just as important when running a business. This is true whether you are running a healthcare business, law firm, or …

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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 3: Requirements for Electronically Prescribing Controlled Substances)

This is part three (3) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”. Today’s blog concerns requirements for electronically prescribing schedule II and III controlled substances in North Carolina. We discuss the NC Opioid Action Plan, who is required to e-prescribe controlled substances, and what exceptions …

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When Are Nurse Practitioners Required To Confer With Their Supervising Physician?

Before nurse practitioners begin working with a supervising physician, they must enter into a collaborative practice agreement.  The collaborative practice agreement (CPA) will stipulate as to what medical acts a nurse practitioner will perform.  CPAs need to be specific as to what clinical problems the nurse practitioner may frequently encounter and what treatment the nurse practitioner …

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