Nurse Practitioner Practice

Length: A minimum of 250 words, not including references
Citations: At least one high-level scholarly reference in APA from within the last 5 years

Resources: Joel 2018, Texas BON, and (they are attached) If you feel like you need to use a better source go ahead.

Discussion Prompt:
Are NPs able to practice independently in the state?
Based on the practice restrictions in your state, what are one or two identified barriers to NP practice?
Does your state require NPs to have a collaboration or supervisory agreement with a physician?
Does your state require residency hours with a physician or NP before the NP can practice independently? How many hours? Do you support having residency hours as a requirement to independent practice?