Expanding Access to Quality Health Care Across the County
Collaborative Physician Partners was founded by Dr. Renee Parisi (Pennington), NP. Dr. Parisi has practiced advanced practice nursing for nearly 20 years. She has worked in both Full Practice Authority and Restricted Practice states. Throughout her career, she had the arduous task of securing her own collaborating physicians. Her doctoral research has been focused on Full Practice Authority and Transition To Practice Agreements. CPP was created to assist APRNs (Advanced Practice Registered Nurses) in finding Physician Allies to act as supervising and collaborating physicians. Some of the collaborating physicians were absolutely amazing and truly supportive of educational arrangements.
"I would not be the excellent provider that I am today without the incredible physician support I had during those early years."
- Dr. Parisi, NP
What is Full Practice Authority for APRNs?
Full Practice Authority allows APRNs to practice independently without physician oversite. FPA reflects advanced practice nursing as an independent specialty from the practice of medicine. While there may appear to be overlap (diagnosing and prescribing medications), the practice of nursing utilizes its own healthcare theorists and practice skill sets to provide holistic treatment to patients.
What are Transition To Practice Agreements?
Transition To Practice Agreements is a compromise used in many states as a path to APRN FPA. These agreements require APRNs to practice under the supervision or collaboration of a licensed physician for 2 to 5 years (varies by state) before the APRN is allowed to practice independently. TTP agreements have been supported by many physicians and advocacy groups to narrow the perceived gap in nursing and physician education.
CPP fully supports the use of Transition To Practice Agreements as a path to FPA and we only work with physicians who feel the same way.