Limitations of Practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania - 2024

by Staff

Updated: February 12th, 2024

Pennsylvania runs the “Reduced Practice” regulatory structure in which nurse practitioners (NPs) are mandated to be in career-long partnerships with other healthcare practitioners like medical doctors or dentists.

Such an environment can be very limiting for NPs and dampen job satisfaction, leading to reduced productivity. “Full Practice” structure, however, allows NPs to use the extensive training in patient care they’ve received.

NPs are asked to join together and advocate for implementing the Full Practice structure in all states, the standard as prescribed by the National Academy of Medicine.