DIRECTIONS: Submit a 2-3 page paper, APA format with a minimum of 3 references properly cited related to the following situation:

Each state has a nurse practice act and board of nursing rules and regulations that are designed to protect the public by broadly defining the legal scope of nursing practice. Every nurse is expected to care for patients within these defined practice limits–the most important ones affecting nursing care.

Search the Internet for your state’s (Oklahoma) Nurse Practice Act and those regulations governing the Advanced Practice Nurse. Summarize and analyze your findings as you see your APN role emerging.C