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Professor Roseberry is a certified women`s health expert and a dedicated holistic practitioner. She has made several influencer presentations in her field, including work for the Words of Wisdom for Women Conference at Spelman University; the Conference of Ministries of the State of La Moisson, and, among others, the National Black Women`s Health Imperative. She has a long history of writing for Community Lifescapes WYZE, a public affairs show, and has received prestigious Community Service Awards from Kaiser Permanente, AstraZeneca and Amerigroup. It wasn`t until 2006 that nurses were allowed to prescribe drugs, the last state to grant PR prescribing capacity. Currently, in Georgia, a nurse`s ability to prescribe must be described in the nurses` agreement between NP and MD. Regardless of the conditions set out in the Agreement on the Nurses Protocol, PNs in Georgia cannot prescribe Schedule II controlled substances. Nurses can sign their own prescriptions in Georgia and do not need an MD signature. Can you practice in Georgia as a nurse while waiting for your protocol agreement to return from the Georgia Composite Board if you have an NPI number? I believe that interprofessional cooperation is the key. Cooperation is possible to enable healthcare providers to address the countless challenges that patients and clients may face. The fragmentation of health care has not yielded the results we want. As a professional, I practiced according to the theories and beliefs of people like Florence Rossignol, Jean Watson and Maslow, who created the hierarchy of needs. I think it`s important to offer holistic or holistic care. Holistic care includes mind, body and soul and is attentive to the environment and community of the patients we serve, including economic circumstances.

To do this, we have accepted the value of each team member and we are working together to achieve goals like Healthy People 2020. To do this, we must not see each other as usurpers or competing adversaries, but as complementary, essential and necessary members to adequately provide the continuum of care. For nursing practitioners in South Carolina and other “restricted practice states,” treating patients can be challenging. Under the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act, PRs must practice within 45 miles by a medical caregiver, making it impossible to provide health care in rural areas without doctors. With the abundance of evidence that nurses provide quality, safe and inexpensive health care, it is now time to promote full practical autonomy in Georgia and throughout the country. The requirement for a written protocol with a caregiver and the inability of PRs to order certain diagnostic tests have impaired the capabilities of these experienced clinicians. These prohibitive and outdated laws can increase health care costs; the disadvantages of patients; create confusion with insurance payments; current hooks in continuity of care; and exacerbate the lack of basic providers, especially for underserved populations. Georgia may be one of the fastest growing states among nations, but unfortunately, the laws relating to nurses in the state of fisheries do not go in the same direction. Georgia is dangerously lagging behind when it comes to granting freedom to PNs in their practice and is one of the states where the practice legislation of nurses is the most restrictive.

What is the role of the nurse in Georgia? I think that for NPLs, this is what is needed for the citizens of our states. There are provider shortages on the physician side and by limiting the practice of other providers, we are only limiting the ability to care for patients and do what is right. . . .