Do State Restrictions on APRNs Impact Patient Outcomes?

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February 20, 2019
60 minutes

CE: 1 hour of CE

The NP Support and Alignment Network (NP SAN) hosts live webinars, also called Lunch n' Learns, on topics related to patient- and family-centered care, data-driven quality improvement and sustainable business operations. Each live webinar provides you with 45 minutes of lecture and 15 minutes of active question and answer discussion.

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Activity ID 19013484. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Event Details
  • Objectives
    • Describe the characteristics of the regulations on APRN practice in the most restrictive (MR) states and in least restrictive (LR) states.
    • Review a study that utilized a national database to explore whether patient outcomes for hypertension and diabetes control were better in MR states compared to LR states.
    • Report the findings on hypertension and diabetes control in the MR states and in the LR states.
    • State the main conclusion from the analysis in this study and the implication for health policy for APRN practice.
  • Speaker

    Deanna E. Grimes, DrPH, RN, FAAN (Retired), was a Suzie Conway Endowed Professor in Nursing and head of the division of community health nursing at UTHealth. Her research focused on APRN outcomes, patient adherence and therapies for infectious diseases.