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ERIC Number: ED441149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Curriculum Guidelines & Regulatory Criteria for Family Nurse Practitioners Seeking Prescriptive Authority To Manage Pharmacotherapeutics in Primary Care. Summary Report 1998.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL.; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Washington, DC.
This report describes a multi-organizational project to accomplish two goals: (1) to develop pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics curriculum guidelines designed to prepare family nurse practitioners (FNPs) for full prescriptive authority; and (2) to develop regulatory criteria for evaluating the academic preparation and clinical competencies of FNPs applying for prescriptive authority. Section 1 provides background information on the project and profiles the project's 11-member advisory committee, which includes experts from nursing education, practice, and regulatory arenas. Section 2 outlines the process of development of the model pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics curriculum guidelines. Section 3 is an overview of the current regulatory environment and development of the regulatory evaluation criteria that details legal recognition of FNPs in individual states and territories. Section 4 recaps the guidelines' objectives, development, and planned dissemination. The following materials are included in the report's eight appendixes: (1) lists of project staff, National Council of State Boards of Nursing advisory committee members, other contributors, and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties expert panel members; (2) model pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics curriculum guidelines; (3) recommended regulatory criteria for evaluating family nurse practitioners desiring prescriptive authority; (4) examples of substances in schedules I-V; and (5) a list of organizations, groups, and individuals who provided comments on draft documents. (Contains 12 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.; Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL.; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Washington, DC.