Last Reviewed: January 8th, 2023
One of the most advanced positions available in nursing is the role of the nurse practitioner. It’s this role that allows registered nurses (RNs) to pursue advanced training and increase their scope of practice. The legal authority given to nurse practitioners varies on a state-by-state basis. In the Evergreen State, advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) are given full practice authority, making it a very desirable location for nurse practitioners (NPs) to settle.