Limitations of Practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Nevada - 2022

Last Reviewed: June 14th, 2022

Nevada operates the “full practice” regulatory structure allowing nurse practitioners to utilize their skills as much as is required. However, new nurse practitioners are usually mandated to complete at least 2000 hours of supervised/collaborative practice with a physician or supervising practitioner, particularly before applying for prescriptive privileges.

Although this might be seen as a limitation especially if the nurse practitioner has received sufficient advanced pharmacology education, the board is trying to ensure that all boxes are ticked. The importance of this also becomes more pronounced when controlled substances are being viewed.

The National Academy of Medicine suggests that full practice should be the standard in all states in the US. Therefore, NPs should join hands to advocate for its implementation in all states.