Prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners: A comparative study of professional attitudes

Jeri L Bigbee, S. Lundin, J. Corbett, J. Collins

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We assessed the attitudes of Wyoming physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and nurse practitioners about granting prescriptive authority to nurse practitioners. Support for the issue was mixed, with physicians expressing the strongest disagreement. All groups supported limitation of authority to a specific drug formulary, collaborative regulation, and mandatory certification and continuing education if prescriptive authority is granted to nurse practitioners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-163
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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