Limitations of Practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Maine - 2022

Last Reviewed: January 24th, 2022

Job satisfaction is key in the healthcare sector as it helps professionals to give their best towards saving lives. However, certain structures and systems can negatively affect the quality of services rendered. These are called limitations.

In certain states, NPs are mandated to be in career-long collaborative relationships with doctors or dentists and are not allowed to carry out certain tasks that they have been trained for. However, Maine operates the “full practice” regulatory structure which allows NPs full expression and use of their skills and knowledge. They can make complex decisions and make productive contributions to healthcare, particularly at the primary level.

RNs and NPs should join hands with relevant agencies and groups in advocacy towards the adoption of the full practice regulatory structure in all states.