In many states, nurse practitioners are completely autonomous professionals. In other states, however, NPs have a wide range of “restrictive” practice ranging from requirements for a “supervising” physician to requirements for a “collaborative” agreement with a physician.

In this Practicum Journal Assignment, you will examine the requirements of your own( ILLINOIS) state in order to prepare yourself for the realities of practice upon graduation.


  • Briefly describe the practice agreements for PMHNPs in your state(ILLINOIS)
  • Explain the two physician collaboration issues that you identified.
  • Explain what you think are the barriers to PMHNPs practicing independently in your state(ILLINOIS)
  • Outline a plan for how you might address PMHNP practice issues in your state.(ILLINOIS)


 Quality of Work Submitted:
The extent of which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.–

Quality of Work Submitted:
The purpose of the paper is clear.–

Written Expression and Formatting

Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.–