New Mexico governor wants to recruit Oklahoma's nurse practitioners - Article Photos 2/3

Family nurse practitioners Damarcus Nelson, left, and Toni Pratt-Reid in the patient area. For story about the laws around nurse practitioners. In Oklahoma, they do not have full prescribing authority and must have a doctor supervise them. Recently, the New Mexico governor announced that New Mexico will start a recruiting effort to recruit NPs from Oklahoma and Texas. New Mexico's laws allow nurse practitioners full prescribing authority. The story is about current law in Oklahoma and whether any changes can be anticipated. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman