MapThe scope of practice for Advanced Practice Nurses varies widely across the United States.  For example, in some states, nurse practitioners need a written agreement with a physician to diagnose, treat, and prescribe. In other states, they can practice independently. And some states require physician collaboration only for nurse practitioners to prescribe.

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This map combines Map1 “Overview of Diagnosing and treating aspects of NP practice,” and Map 2 “Overview of Prescribing aspects of NP Practice,” developed by Linda Pearson, The Pearson Report, 2010. Map was prepared for the Center to Champion Nursing in America.