Locate a collaborative practice agreement. Based on this agreement, consider the scope of practice of an advanced practice nurse in your state.
Consider how the laws and regulations of the state and hospitals might affect your practice with medical and surgical patients in acute care settings.
Think about how you would negotiate your first Advanced Practice role. Consider issues such as salary range, Continueing Medical Education (CME), license and DEA costs, insurance, hours, on call requirements, etc.
Post an explanation of the scope of practice of advanced practice nurses, as outlined in the collaborative practice agreement. Explain how this might affect your practice in terms of caring for medical and surgical patients in acute care settings (i.e., medical treatments, procedures you can perform, interpreting diagnostics, etc.). Finally, describe job negotiation considerations.