The College is revising the Nurse Practitioner practice standard to align its content with changes to national competencies for NPs and make it easier to apply in any practice setting. The practice standard will be shorter than the previous document but it will still include details, such as practice expectations and legal requirements that help NPs provide safe, effective and ethical care to their clients.
In early September, NPs and other stakeholders will receive an email requesting their feedback on a draft of the revised practice standard. The request for feedback will also be posted on www.cno.org for anyone to comment.
What about prescribing controlled substances?
When you receive the draft practice standard, you may wonder why it does not include anything new about scope of practice, such as prescribing controlled substances. This is because...