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The Physician Assistant and Prescriptive Authority: Please explain and describe the following:
What are physicians’ prescribing habits?
What will be most important as primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) develop their role as medication prescribers?
What does this mean for a primary care NP who plans to practice in a state where the governor has chosen to opt out of the federal facility reimbursement requirement? What does this mean for how NPs can write prescriptions?
Is a DEA number required for CRNAs? If so, why or why not?
What does the current trend of advancing NPs to the Doctorate level imply? What is the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s reasoning for recommending this?
What is the primary distinction between physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs)?


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