Certified nurse practitioners (CNPs) may be unable to function at their best in practice environments that limit their authority to carry out certain tasks they have been trained to perform. Fortunately for Massachusetts CNPS, in January 2021, the state adopted the “Full Practice” policy into law.
The Full Practice structure is built to give CNPs more responsibility and autonomy for the tasks they have been certified and licensed to perform. CNPs typically experience more job satisfaction and fulfillment in such environments. That is why the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) recommends the full practice structure for all states in the US.
Registered nurses (RNs) and CNPs are asked to lend resources to advocacy exploits toward adopting Full Practice structures in all states.