Limitations of Practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Delaware - 2022

Last Reviewed: June 28th, 2022

The nurse practitioner’s practice environment has a huge influence on how well they can do their jobs. Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) training programs provide those who complete them with numerous skills that can be capitalized on for growth and job satisfaction within the right environment.

Delaware operates under the “full practice” policy structure for nurse practitioners which means that nurse practitioners are allowed to practice without being supervised by a doctor or another health professional. Thankfully, the APRN license in Delaware comes with prescriptive authority. Hence, CNPs are given more autonomy to practice to the full extent of their ability and training. CNPs who wish to prescribe or dispense controlled medications are required to complete a mandatory course before applying for such a license.

The National Academy of Medicine highlights the full practice as the future of Nurse Practitioner practice which will allow CNPs to operate at their peak. Nurses and CNPs are encouraged to participate in conversations that highlight the importance of the adoption of the full practice policy by all states.