There are varying policies for the operation of nurse practitioners from state to state. Many state policies allow nurse practitioners (NPs) to maximize their full scope of practice as well as enjoy full autonomy on the job. Some states have a restricted practice policy. This policy limits NPs from practicing at least one role without the presence of a supervising physician. Other states bar NPs from performing at least some of these roles with or without a supervising physician called reduced practice policy. Fortunately, Utah recently joined the ranks of states who implement full practice policy, allowing nurse practitioners to fully implement their skills and knowledge when treating patients!