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Defining the different types of nurses

There are almost 100 types of RNs, and when you add those specialties to nurse practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) and more, you end up with hundreds of different careers and specialties within the field of nursing. 

Nurse practitioner in the making seeks health equity

Tasked with coming up with a policy proposal for a graduate school class, Juliette Carr originally thought her idea might be too simple. She wanted the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants and Children benefits to be redeemable at farmers markets in Vermont just like those associated with Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.

Rules on opioid treatment relaxed

Opioid addicts seeking treatment will have more choices following a decision by the Biden administration to relax rules on a popular drug therapy.

5 health care jobs on the rise

Economists at the Labor Department project that from 2019 to 2029, employment in health care in the United States will grow 15%, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs during that span.

Drop in vaccine demand

Nurse Practitioner April Schneider and Volunteer Medical Assistant Nancy Scholl patiently wait for the next person to vaccinate at the April 22 community vaccination center held at Swiftel Center.

Number of NPs, by state

Here are the number of nurse practitioners in each state and the District of Columbia, starting with the highest.