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DNP Project Published in NP Journal

Kathleen Fear

UI College of Nursing DNP graduate Kathleen Fear, CRNA, was recently published in JNP – The Journal for Nurse Practitioners for her project titled “Fluoroscopy Education Requirements Present Practice Barrier: A Collaborative Solution.”

Fears’s project involves developing a method to meet the Iowa Board of Nursing’s educational requirements for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) supervising fluoroscopy.

The following excerpt is from the project’s abstract:

In May 2013, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that supervision of fluoroscopy by a licensed provider was within the scope of practice for advanced registered nurse practitioners. The Iowa Board of Nursing issued a ruling requiring advanced registered nurse practitioners supervising fluoroscopy to obtain education in radiation safety in 4 specific content areas. This article describes the development of an educational course in radiation safety for the supervision of fluoroscopy preventing a potential barrier to nurse practitioner practice.

Click here to read the full article as it appears in the JNP

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Posted On: 
Mar 10th, 2017