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  1. Lofgren, Maria A. DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP
  2. Berends, Susan K. DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, CPNP
  3. Reyes, Jimmy DNP, ARNP, AGNP
  4. Wycoff, Carmen DNP, MBA, ARNP, CPNP
  5. Kinnetz, Meghan MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, MSCN
  6. Frohling, Ami MSN, ARNP
  7. Baker, Laura MS, ARNP, FNP-BC
  8. Whitty, Sue MA, ARNP, CNS
  9. Dirks, Mary DNP, ARNP, CPNP, FAANP
  10. O'Brien, Mary EJD, ARNP, CRNA


Collegial relationships, administrative champions, and persistence are key components to breaking down barriers to advanced practice RN (APRN) practice. This article addresses how Iowa APRNs in a state-sanctioned task force identified barriers for practicing at the top of their licensure in a full practice authority state including defending the right to control the scope of nursing practice in court.