Standardized procedures are the legal mechanism for registered nurses, nurse practitioners to perform functions which would otherwise be considered the practice of medicine. Standardized procedures must be developed collaboratively by nursing, medicine, and administration in the organized health care system where they will be utilized.How are standardized procedures developed and approved?
All standardized procedures are developed collaboratively and approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC) whose membership consists of nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians, and administrators and must conform to all 11 steps of the standardized procedure guidelines as specified in Title 16, CCR Section 1474.What is a nurse practitioner practice model?
Care Priorities The nurse practitioner’s practice model emphasizes patient-centered holistic health care: The nurse practitioner provides health and wellness education and utilizes community resource opportunities for the individual and/or family.What are the requirements to become a nurse practitioner in California?
Each nurse performing standardized procedure functions must have a current California registered nursing license, be a graduate of an approved Nurse Practitioner Program, and be certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the California Board of Registered Nursing.