Privileging for Nursing: Structural Requisites for Next-Step Professional Governance


      Structuring for the profession of nursing in any practice setting is critical to the expression of professional practice behaviors. Explored here is a brief outline of what a nursing professional privileging structure might look like and how it replaces historic "job-based" approaches as a better way of addressing nurses and their practice in a professional practice environment.
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      Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN, FACCWS, is senior partner at Health Systems, TPOG Associates, LLC, and clinical professor, at Emory University, School of Nursing, in Atlanta, Georgia. He can be reached at [email protected]