Nebraska is one of the states that operate the “full practice” regulatory structure for nurse practitioners which means that nurse practitioners are allowed to put all the tools in their arsenal to use in helping patients achieve the best outcomes.
Through training and experience, nurse practitioners gain the necessary skills and knowledge to take certain critical decisions based on evidence in such a way that a basic RN is unable.
There may be other limiting systems and structures that influence the quality of services offered by nurse practitioners such as professional rivalry and representation concerns. However, the operational regulatory structure is key to the job itself.
The National Academy of Medicine opines that the full practice should be implemented in all states in the US. This will improve the job satisfaction of nurse practitioners and give them more responsibilities than they can handle. Nurse practitioners are advised to take part in advocacy for the implementation of this structure in all states.