Although Minnesota requires nurse practitioners to do a mandatory collaborative practice arrangement for 2,080 hours after receiving their license. On completion, the state operates the “full practice” regulatory structure.
Career-long collaborative practice agreements are usually common in states that operate restricted or reduced practice structures. Nurse practitioners are instrumental in the healthcare system, particularly at the primary level. They are equipped to promote preventative medicine and help patients live healthier lives. However, there may be certain limitations in form of structures and systems that affect the quality of services rendered.
The National Academy of Medicine supports the implementation of the full practice regulatory structure in all states. Hence NPs must join in advocating for this.