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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Nurse Practitioner Regulation

Current Guidance for Public Safety and Compliance

Presentation by: Bobby Lowery, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FANAI

Nurse Practitioner (NP) practice is jointly regulated through the Nurse Practitioner Joint Subcommittee of the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) and the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB). The purpose of regulatory law and rule is public protection through professional regulation. This session will address Nurse Practitioner regulation; current guidance for public safety and compliance.

This session is approved for four (4) contact hours (3.0 CH Discipline Specific-1.0 CH Pharmacology Controlled Substance Prescribing). Participants must complete the entire session, including the required readings, to be eligible for the nursing contact hours.

North Carolina Board of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

By the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the mission of the North Carolina Board of Nursing
  • Apply regulatory knowledge in selected practice scenarios
  • Utilize regulation to support evidence-based controlled substance prescribing
Chapter 1
  • Articulate the mission of the North Carolina Board of Nursing
  • Recognize Nurse Practitioner resources available on the North Carolina Board of Nursing Website
Chapter 2 
  • Identify the recognized Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Roles
  • Differentiate Registration & Approval to Practice
  • Articulate the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice
  • Apply Nurse Practitioner rules to selected case scenarios
Chapter 3 
  • Recognize Nurse Practitioner Compliance Measures
  • Understand incidence of disciplinary actions on Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license
Chapter 4 
  • Understand the rules governing Nurse Practitioner Practice including the consumer protection focus of the rule change 21 NCAC 36 .0815 Reporting Criteria
  • Understand the state Policy for the Use of Opiates for the Treatment of Pain

***Required Reading***

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North Carolina Board of Nursing CNE Contact Hour Activity Disclosure Statement

The following disclosure applies to the North Carolina Board of Nursing continuing nursing education video entitled “Nurse Practitioner Regulation: Current Guidance for Public Safety and Compliance" 4.0 CH (3.0 CH Discipline Specific-1.0 CH Pharmacology Controlled Substance Prescribing):

Participants must read the online reference documents (if applicable) in order to earn contact hours.  Verification of participation will be noted by online registration.  No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives or the content of this activity.  There is no endorsement of any product by the provider or NCNA associated with this activity.  No article information relates to products governed by the Food and Drug Administration. The expiration date for awarding contact hours is November 1, 2018.

The North Carolina Board of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

North Carolina Board of Nursing

The mission of the North Carolina Board of Nursing is to protect the public by regulating the practice of nursing.
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