Sample Collaborative Agreement Nurse Practitioner Nj
By : Nicole -
In the state of New Jersey, AFNs are certified independent suppliers, but are required to prescribe drugs and devices in accordance with a common protocol provided by law, agreed and co-signed by the AFN`s designated cooperating physician. Health care, education and disease prevention are provided by health professionals from different backgrounds. When AFNs and physicians work together, their combined skills and context are free and improve care. Accessibility, cost-effectiveness and improved quality of care show research as the positive outcomes of MD/APN cooperation. Each member of the health team works in their field of activity and uses, if necessary, established guidelines and forms. Integration into practice – staff and patients should be informed that the addition of an advanced practice nurse will improve services. Copies of articles supporting the use of professionals may be provided to staff and patients. A brochure on APNs is available fromwww.njsna.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=132. Brochures describing advanced practical care are available from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) www.aanp.org. Both the nurse and the physician should discuss how patients are introduced into the concept. Patients may be able to determine who they see, depending on the type of visit, or to be automatically redirected to a specific health care provider. Hospital Privileges/Facility Credentialing – Credentialing is the process of granting authorization for the provision of care and care in an institution.
In NJ, some hospitals allow AFNs to receive, visit and dismiss patients, while others only provide visitation rights. The process of applying for privileges varies from institution to institution and can be relatively destructive or extremely rigid. Talking to other practitioners who have followed your institution`s process or are looking for information about APNs working at other hospitals in the state, such as Robert Wood Johnson University University Center or Jersey Shore University Center, where AFNs have been certified for a long time, can be helpful. If you are a first-time candidate, officials from the New Jersey Nurses Association`s (NJSNA) Advanced Nurses Forum (NJSNA) can be helpful in this regard, click here for officers. You or a cooperating physician may meet with the chair of the hospital registration committee to obtain information on the current status of privileges for advanced care practices.