he focus of this assignment is to help you better understand the various components of and appreciate the importance of Nurse Practice Acts, scopes of practice, and the NCSBN Consensus Model.
Discussion Board Items:
1. Compare and contrast two (2) Nurse Practice Acts of OHIO and KENTUCKY addressing
a) identify each state
b) the APRN Title,
c) Scope of Practice including prescriptive authority,
d) education requirements, and
e) national certification.
2. Define scope of practice.
3. How does an APRN determine his/her scope of practice?
4. Let’s explore the NCSBN Consensus Model. Use the Implementation Status link on the NCSBN Consensus Model website.
a) Identify the goal of the NCSBN Consensus Model
b) How does your state’s Nurse Practice Act compare to the NCSBN Consensus Model?
c) Which states are in full compliance with the Consensus Model?
d) Which states are the least compliant?
e) What are the educational requirements identified by the NCSBN Consensus Model for all APRNs?