Once upon a time, about five years ago, I was interested in expanding my role as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at my place of employment at the local Veterans Administration hospital. I work in an outpatient primary care clinic. I wanted to be able to treat my patients more openly with natural/holistic methods. I had always been vocal about holistic healing practices, but I really wanted to come out more in the open with them. When I double checked with the New York State education department, I found I had a problem. A registered nurse in New York State was able to make herbal/nutritional recommendations under the guise of nutritional counseling. An Adult Nurse Practitioner could not… [Read more at Nurses fyi magazine]

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