Melissa DeCapua is a certified psychiatric nurse who graduated from Vanderbilt University. She has a background in child and juvenile psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. What`s unique is that she also has a Bachelor of Art Studio that improves patient care, promotes the care profession, and solves complex problems. Melissa currently works as a healthcare strategist at a Seattle-based company for health information technology, where she leads product development by combining her clinical environment with creative thinking. She is a strong advocate for strengthening nurses and strongly believes that nurses should play a crucial role in the design of modern health care. For more information about Melissa, check out her blog www.melissadecapua.com and follow her on Twitter @melissadecapua. The ability of nurses to work in all their training and training is an issue that affects PNs across the country. As recent interviews with some Michigan nurses and researchers have demonstrated, the fight for full practical autonomy (AAA) is critical to meeting the growing demand for skilled providers (especially in rural areas) and keeping costs low through safe and effective health services. While the VA, AARP, FTC, Institute of Medicine, Bipartisan Policy Center, and many others are committed to granting FPAs to PRs, many medical organizations are still opposed to these efforts. Like Dr. Denise Hershey, of Michigan State University, said in her 2017 interview: « The biggest challenge in this fight is getting physician groups to understand that we are not competing with them; As pNs, we are part of a healthcare team that includes our fellow physicians and other healthcare professionals that the patient may need. As a team, we must work together to improve the health of our patients. In the new rules, how will you deal with the prescription and dispensing of drugs and products that are not included in the Common Practice Agreement under Rule 21 NVC36.0809(b)(3)(A)(B) and 21 NVC32M.0109(b)(3)(A)(B)? No common practice agreement can effectively cover any clinical situation.
Therefore, the collaborative practice agreement should not replace the exercise of professional judgment by the Practitioner nurse and should not be. . . .