Advanced Practice Provider Toolkit: Pennsylvania

Introduction Advanced Practice Providers (APP) such as Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are professionals trained, certified, and licensed to perform such functions as physical examination, history taking, diagnosis, and treatment of commonly encountered medical problems under the supervision of a licensed physician. In this way, they may be said to extend the physician’s capacity to provide care. Pennsylvania is a Reduced Authority State. Current scope of practice for CRNPs in Pennsylvania can be found here:  https://www.pacnp.org/page/ScopeofPractice The three types of practice regulations for NPs are: FULL: NPs can prescribe, diagnose, and treat patients without physician oversight. Nurse practitioners who oper...
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