Nurse practitioners (NPs) are licensed to carry out tasks considered too advanced for registered nurses (RNs). Limitations of practice regulatory systems may interfere with their ability to provide such services and contribute immensely to the well-being of a patient.
Fortunately, New Hampshire operates with the “Full Practice” framework, which allows nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their ability and training. Full Practice environments have been shown to improve job satisfaction by giving nurse practitioners a voice in the healthcare system.
The National Academy of Medicine recommends the Full Practice structure for all states and asks NPs to advocate for the implementation of this structure across the country.