Nurse Practitioner Regulations and Practice Issues: Pandemic to Future Considerations


About the Course
The COVID-19 pandemic and emergency measures allowed many nurse practitioners (NP) to practice at a greater capacity. Healthcare needs during the past few years have brought forward multiple opportunities for expanded NP practice through the influence and power of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), emergency measures, etc. What happens now though, as we navigate out of the pandemic and emergency measures expire? Might the future of NP practice be reformed again or will practice just return to more limited pre-pandemic conditions for many NPs? 

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Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Discuss an example of how NP practice looked before and after emergency measures related to the pandemic. 
  • Describe how NP scope of practice can vary from state to state. 
  • Examine the difference between scope of practice and full practice authority. 

About the Presenter
Alysia Pack, DNP, APRN, FNP-C,
is a doctor of nursing practice-prepared and board certified nurse practitioner. She is president-elect of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, 2022-2024 term. With over 20 years of work in patient care and health advocacy, she has helped to create academic-community partnerships for NP-led, behavioral integrative care clinics to promote health equity of vulnerable populations. She has advocated at Capitol Hill and collaborated with lobbyists, lawmakers, and interprofessional provider groups to promote the advancement of nursing practice and patient access to quality, affordable, and accessible healthcare. In addition, she is adjunct faculty for a graduate nursing program.  

How to Receive Credit

  • Listen to the entire course online which requires a 1.0-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest*
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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Accreditations and Approvals 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.