Texas State Practice Agreements

Assignment:  Practicum Journal: Texas State Practice Agreements

In many states, nurse practitioners are completely autonomous professionals. In other states, however, NPs have a wide range of “restrictive” practice ranging from requirements for a “supervising” physician to requirements for a “collaborative” agreement with a physician.

In this Practicum Journal Assignment, you will examine the requirements of your own state (Texas) in order to prepare yourself for the realities of practice upon graduation.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Analyze Texas state Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) practice agreements

· Analyze physician collaboration issues

· Analyze barriers to PMHNP independent practice

· Create plans for addressing state PMHNP practice issues

Assignment

· Review practice agreements in your state (Analyze Texas state Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) practice agreements)

· Briefly describe the practice agreements for PMHNPs in your state (Texas)

· Identify and explain at least two physician collaboration issues in your state (Texas).

· Explain what you think are the barriers to PMHNPs practicing independently in your state.

· Outline a plan for how you might address PMHNP practice issues in your state.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE INTRODUCTION, CONCLUSION AND REFERENCES LESS THAN FIVE YEARS OLD