Based on last week’s reading, you now have an idea of the role of the APRN, and legal/professional issues in prescribing. As a future nurse practitioner, you have the authority, based on your state nurse practice act, to prescribe medications for the patients for whom you will provide care, and the responsibility of prescriptive authority is more than just simply writing a prescription correctly.
Foundation Chapters 1,4,6: Role of the Nurse Practitioner, Legal/Professional Issues in Prescribing; Factors that Foster Positive Outcomes Recommended reading: Adams et al. chapters 1-3
Adams, M., Holland, N., Urban, C. (5th ed.). Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach. Pearson