State practice and licensure laws authorize nurse practitioners (NPs) to evaluate patients, diagnose and prescribe medications and therapeutic measures.
W.S.1977 § 33-21-120
NP practice is regulated by the Board of Nursing.
W.S.1977 § 33-21-122
Requirements include an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
W.S.1977 § 33-21-127
NPs must complete CE as required for national certification and complete 15 CE hours every two years to maintain prescriptive authority.
WY ADC AI NGEN Ch. 2 s. 13
Medical staff composition is determined by the governing body’s procedures at each facility.
WY ADC HLTH HLS Ch. 12 s. 7
*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state Board of Nursing for current information.
**Medical Staff Membership refers to governing and voting privileges and is not reflective of clinical or admitting privileges within institutions.
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Updated November 25, 2019