Unit 2: The Evolution of the Role of the NP – Discussion
Topic 1: The Evolving Role of the NP
The role of the NP has evolved dramatically over the course of the last 50 years. The evolution of the role is impacted by changes in legislation affecting licensure, credentialing, scope of practice, and educational requirements. Choose a legislative issue related to the role of the NP and describe this for your colleagues. How does this issue impact the scope of practice for NPs? What changes might this issue catalyze? Describe the implications of the DNP credential in regard your selected issue.