„The system we have today has a long history where it works pretty well. It offers a high degree of flexibility (without) requiring over-the-shoulder monitoring,“ Slaughter of nurses told doctors. A 2011 report by the Institute of Medicine found, among other things, that „restrictions on the scope of practice. undermined nurses` ability to provide and improve both general and advanced care. The nurse found herself in the rural southwest of the state – where she saw patients in Garden City, Dodge City and Liberal – thanks to a federal program that targeted persistent health shortages in both urban and rural Americas. APRNs „may be able to mitigate projected shortages in basic services. The results of existing research indicate that (nurses) may provide a partial amount of basic care as well or better than doctors. „It is important to note that as a result of the tireless efforts of np legislation, the state`s practice environments are constantly evolving and are undergoing considerable efforts to update this information. This table examines the state of NP practice authority in U.S. states, including information about prescriptive authority:, links to local nursing and practice act:s boards, and other details. She imagined going to a private practice, to a shiny new office with all the finest appliances and equipment a medical professional could wish for. As the bill proposes, Kansas nurses should still undergo a „transition period to the office“ under the supervision of a physician. This period would be 2,000 hours (about a year).