Final version appears in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP)

© 2012 American College of Nurse Practitioners doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2011.08.017


The Institute of Medicine report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” makes specific recommendations for removing barriers to advanced practice nursing scope of practice. The report also makes important recommendations concerning interdisciplinary teamwork. This article examines the challenges on the professional working relationship between nurse practitioners and pharmacists and provides some insight into the difficulties faced as health care practitioners attempt to work toward the goal of collaborative efforts to advance the care of our patients.


Nursing | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences