Describe the role of the APRN, and legal/professional issues in prescribing. As a future nurse practitioner, you have the authority, based on your state nurse practice act, to prescribe medications for the patients for whom you will provide care, and the responsibility of prescriptive authority is more than just simply writing a prescription correctly.*A minimum of 2 paragraphs is required.*Support with at least 2 cited peer review references within 5 years of publication (references cannot be older than 5 years).*Needs to be written in APA 6th edition format. References in APA.