CE activity: increased autonomy for nurse practitioners as a solution to the physician shortage.
Pub Date: 03/22/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of the New York State Nurses Association Publisher: New York State Nurses Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 New York State Nurses Association ISSN: 0028-7644
Issue: Date: Spring-Winter, 2011 Source Volume: 42 Source Issue: 1-2
Accession Number: 278760672
Full Text: Thank you for your participation in Increased Autonomy for Nurse Practitioners as a Solution to the Physician Shortage, a new 0.7hour CE activity offered by NYSNA. NYSNA members and non-members are invited to take part in this activity, and you do not need to be a resident of New York State.


To increase awareness of the importance of nurse practitioners to be politically involved and move legislative agendas to bring about change.


By completion of the article, the reader should be able to:

1. Identify what will keep people healthy across the life span.

2. Recall what the Affordable Care Act will promise.

3. List how nurse practitioners can influence health care.

4. Discuss the scope of practice for nurse practitioners in New York.

Please answer the questions below. Remember to complete the answer sheet on page 27 by putting the letter of your corresponding answer next to the question number. Each question has only one correct answer. A score of 80% is needed to successfully pass this posttest.

The 0.7 contact hours for this program will be offered until October 16, 2014.

1. What will keep people in the United States healthy across the life span?

(a) More students being admitted to medical school.

(b) Increased number of nurse practitioners.

(c) Increased number of primary care providers.

(d) Distribution of the document Healthy People 2020.

2. What does the Affordable Care Act promise?

(a) Equality to a healthcare delivery system.

(b) Solve our healthcare problems.

(c) Free medication.

(d) More primary care providers.

3. Why is it important to understand legislative requirements in each state that affect a nurse practitioner's scope of practice?

(a) To understand how this scope of practice in turn affects the delivery of health care.

(b) To move legislative agendas to bring about healthcare change.

(c) To shift attention away from clinical issues.

(d) a and b.

4. New York State requires physician involvement for diagnosing and treating patients with a required written documentation for nurse practitioners. This statement is indicative of a collaborative model that best describes:

(a) Educational preparation for nurse practitioners.

(b) A way to address emerging physician shortages.

(c) Scope of practice for nurse practitioners.

(d) An agreement that is required only for the nurse practitioner's first 2 years of practice.

5. How can nurse practitioners influence the delivery of health care?

(a) Shift their focus from individualism to social advocacy and solidarity.

(b) Join their state associations and become politically involved.

(c) Be consistent in working towards legislative goals.

(d) All of the above.

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

NYSNA has nothing to declare related to this educational activity. NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support was received for this educational activity.
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