independent practice

independent practice

(in nursing) the practice of certain aspects of professional nursing that are encompassed by applicable licensure and law and require no supervision or direction from others. Nurses in independent practice may have an office in which they see patients and charge fees for service. In all nursing settings, state practice acts define certain aspects of nursing practice that are independent and may define those that must be done only under supervision or direction of another individual, usually a physician.

independent practice

A catch-phrase for what is regarded as arguably the single-most important criterion for a consultant or GP in the UK, that he or she can practice independently, does not compromise patient safety and knows when to ask for help or refer a difficult case to a senior or more experienced colleague.
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88% of newly licensed APRN's come from states where they don't allow independent practice.
As part of his transition, Sade, who managed approximately USD200 million in client assets at his prior firm, has affiliated with WWM as a newly formed, standalone independent practice, The Sade Group Private Wealth Management.
When we say we think it can save independent practice, we don't mean that it can preserve the status quo," Dr.
The annual NM Nurse Practitioner Conference (NMNPC) provided the setting for nurse practitioners (NP) from around the state to celebrate 20 years of independent practice and prescriptive authority.
Just before the end of the year, TRICARE released long-awaited rules authorizing independent practice for Certified Mental Health Counselors (CMHCs).
The American Academy of Pediatrics plans to make clear that it opposes the independent practice of nurse practitioners, an issue that emerged regarding language used in an addendum to a medical home policy statement, said AAP President David Tayloe Jr.
In January, the Maine Dental Hygienists' Association introduced a number of bills related to the newly established independent practice dental hygienist (IPDH).
Contrary to the notion that the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree would confuse patients and the public, I believe that such a degree could and should provide much-needed clarity around independent practice issues such as prescribing, ordering tests, and completing forms ("Doctor of Nursing Practice--MRI or Total Body Scan?
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded a New York independent practice association (IPA) a $1.

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