State Practice Agreements
This week you will have an opportunity to evaluate state practice agreements in your state and examine issues related to NP practice.
To Prepare for this Discussion:
Review practice agreements in your state
Identify at least two physician collaboration issues in your state
Post on or before Day 3 a brief description of the practice agreements for NPs in your state and the two physician collaboration issues that you identified. Explain what you think are the barriers to NPs practicing independently in your state. Finally, outline a plan for how you might address NP practice issues in your state.

Buppert, C. (2015). The employed nurse practitioner. In Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide (5th ed.) (323 – 336). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

This chapter covers the rights of employed NPs, contract negotiation, interviewing, responsibilities of an NP employee, employer’s evaluation of the NP’s performance, malpractice insurance, and collaborative practice agreements.
Hamric, A. B., Hanson, C. M., Tracy, M. F., & O’Grady, E. T. (2014). Leadership. In Advanced practice nursing: An integrative approach (5th ed.) (266-294). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This chapter covers leadership in advanced practice nursing. The chapter also focuses on the context in which advanced practice nurses exercise leadership competency, leadership domains of advanced practice nurses, leader definitions, models, and concepts, defining characteristics of the APN leadership competency, attributes of effective APN leaders, developing skills, developing leadership in health policy, obstacles to leadership development, and strategies for implementing leadership competency
Hatt, K. (2015). 5 interview pitfalls. Recruiters reveal how to respond to the most complicated questions. Advance healthcare network for NPs & PAs.
Retrieved from https://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/student-and-new-grad-center/student-top-story/5-interview-pitfalls.aspx
Thomas, A. C., Crabtree, M. K., Delaney, K. R., Dumas, M. A., Kleinpell, R., Logsdon, C.,…Nativio, D. G. (2012). Nurse practitioner core competencies.
Retrieved from https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/competencies/npcorecompetenciesfinal2012.pdf
Walden University Career Services (n.d.). Interviewing: Home.
Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/careerservices/interviewing
Document: Cover Letter, Resume, and Portfolio Assignment Guide (PDF)
Nurse Practitioner Business Owner (n.d.). Business for healthcare providers.
Retrieved from https://npbusiness.org/
Optional Resources
The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (2012). Nurse practitioner core competencies.
Retrieved from https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/competencies/npcorecompetenciesfinal2012.pdf
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