Discuss how evidence-based guidelines shape APRN practice. Are physicians (MDs and Dos) and APRNs held to the same evidence-based standards? Are APRNs independent and autonomous providers just as physicians (MDs and Dos)? What are collaborative agreements between physicians and APRNs? Are NPs required to pay physicians so they can practice? How do APRNs incorporate consultation and collaboration with their supervising physicians? Support all responses using at least one scholarly source other than your textbook. Use national guidelines and evidence-based research when applicable. Students may enhance responses with an example, either from personal experience or from the media, which illustrates and supports ideas. All sources must be referenced and cited using the correct APA format (including a link to the source).