The answer really depends on the state where you’d be working. There are a few basic levels of practice: full, reduced and restricted. Explore this map from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners to discover your state’s standards and get an understanding of what it means. Over the course of your education, you’ll learn much more detail about the scope of practice for family nurse practitioners vs. other roles in healthcare. Learn More About Our MSN FNP Program Explore Now Other Questions Can I become a nurse online? Is software development for me? What does a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner do? How long does it take to earn an MSN?