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Nurse Practitioners! These 3 Simple Policies and Procedures Can Help Save Your Medical Practice Time and Money

#1:   CREATE A POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR IF YOUR PRIMARY SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN IS UNAVAILABLE DUE TO AN EMERGENCY Emergencies sometimes happen. However, nurse practitioners must have a supervising physician available when they are seeing patients Your policies and procedures should start with the supervising physician being required to notify the…

Top 5 Things Nurse Practitioners Should Do If Operating a Medical Clinic With A Physician

  #1:   OBTAIN YOUR OWN MALPRACTICE INSURANCE, POSSIBLY Okay, so this is more of advice in case you have a complaint or lawsuit filed against you. It’s still good advice. Check with your employer to see if their medical malpractice insurance covers you. If your employer says you’re covered, then…

North Carolina Nurse Practitioners Must Know These 6 Things If They Are Prescribing Medication

#1:   INCLUDE PRESCRIBING/DISPENSING AUTHORITY IN THE COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENT The collaborative practice agreement (CPA) must specify that the nurse practitioner is going to be prescribing and/or dispensing medication If the nurse practitioner is going to be prescribing controlled substances, then it must be clear in the CPA which controlled substances…

Nurse Practitioners Have to Know These 5 Things in Order to Have a Solid Collaborative Practice Agreement

#1:   YOU MUST HAVE A PRIMARY (PARTNER) PHYSICIAN In order for a nurse practitioner to obtain approval to practice from the NC Medical Board and the NC Board of Nursing, he/she must work with a licensed NC physician under a collaborative practice agreement Ideally, this primary physician should be someone…

Nursing Patient Abandonment in North Carolina and How to Avoid It

Nursing Patient Abandonment in North Carolina and How to Avoid It

How can I protect my nursing license in North Carolina?

Nurses are an integral part of the medical profession who must pass rigorous licensing exams after obtaining the appropriate degree. A nurse’s job is trying, difficult, important but, most notably, rewarding. The North Carolina Assembly enacted sections 90-171.20 through 90-171.48 and created the nursing licensure requirement. NC General Statute 90-171.43…